December 31, 2011. Happy New Year 2012! Here's another view of our living room just before our guests came over for game night. The drawing below is the view from sitting on the sofa in this drawing. Kandern was filled with smoke and noise last night. We dared the town square, dodging missiles, bottle rockets, and fire crackers. It was like a battlefield for a half-hour down there. By the way, you can see our poor little white dog sitting there on the sofa wondering how long the barrage of bombs was going to last.