Bobby asked if Uncle Bobby was going to come over and make the fireplace safe for Santa? He came running down the steps when he heard mom, dad, and Bob in the house
I thought the HVAC technician was going to split a gut when I told him I needed my chimney cleaned so it would be safe for Santa to come down it. I had to laugh with him when he asked if I was serious. I told him I promised my son that the chimney and fireplace would be cleaned and ready for Santa to arrive on Christmas Eve. He said he understood and asked when I wanted him to come to the house. He didn’t really work on chimneys and fireplaces, but he had a friend who did. I was surprised that he offered to come over, but I shouldn’t have been. I hadn’t recognized my brother’s voice. When he got to the house, he said he didn’t mean to laugh, but if it meant his nephew had a better Christmas, he would gladly help clean the chimney and the fireplace. It was a dirty job, but someone had to do it. Half an hour later, my mom and dad arrived. Dad was laughing and asked me why I didn’t call him instead of bothering my brother at the HVAC company. I told him I hadn’t thought about it, and Bobby was asking me to call the HVAC company, so I did. After I hung up, I realized I had been talking to my brother. Bobby asked if Uncle Bobby was going to come over and make the fireplace safe for Santa? He came running down the steps when he heard mom, dad, and Bob in the house. He said he knew everyone would come and make the chimney safe. No one would want Santa Claus to get hurt because their fireplace wasn’t in good shape.