December 19, 2010. We live in what some would call a townhouse. There are four family dwellings connected together, each one with four small floors. We live in one of the middle ones, so we get the benefit of being heated on both sides. Today all four couples got together to celebrate the season. We had coffee and cake at our house, then went over to our German neighbors' house for dinner. It was really a wonderful time together, and would make a great annual tradition. The time went so fast, we couldn't believe it had been five hours.