Hello, Thomas, Kisser and all and a hearty welcome to MBB. My no-work days are also 12/24 & 25. . .normallly I would be taking off either this week or next to travel to Houston to see family/friends, but that didn't work out this year, so I guess I'm just stuck here at home in my little mousehole. . .that is when I'm not drudging away at work.
Anyhow, so glad to have you join us and hope that you're finding all you're looking for here. If any of us can be of assistance, just send out a little PM, or shout out to the mods, or post something in "HELP!"
BTW. . .what is a "paint tickler box"? I like rocks too (I'd like to say I'm a frustrated geologist, but I just like rocks LOL).