Last Christmas Eve, Santa was so tied up getting ready for his yearly run he forgot to have the gas furnace inspected. When Mrs, claus told him the heat was out in the elves’ apartments, he said he didn’t have time to have it fixed, he told him he could not have it fixed, but they needed to have a modern gas furnace installed. I had never heard Santa as uncharitable as he was right then! He told his there was no time to have a modern gas furnace installed, & it would need to wait until the day after Christmas. He told his to find some room in the main house, & the elves could stay there until a modern gas furnace could be installed. Although the large home was enormous, there were more elves than Mrs. Claus could find room for. Some of the younger elves got some space oil heating systems from the toy room, & took them out to the stables. It was there they found them on Christmas Day. The elves were huddled next to the reindeer, enjoying the heat coming off their bodies. The blankets the deer wore when flying were wrapped around the elves & the reindeer. Between the body heat, blankets, & space heaters, there wasn’t an elf that wasn’t warm; except for those in the main house. When the gas furnace in the elves quarters died, the gas furnace in the main home was working so hard, it also went out, & Mrs. Claus was not a gleeful camper. She moved in with the elves & laid down with the reindeer & left Santa to shiver alone in their bed.