Christmas showed up a little early for one Chiefland resident this year, and it's likely Santa's sleigh won't come crashing through any weak spots in her roof.
Work crews from several construction companies, using materials donated from area businesses, began replacing the leaky roof of Merci Bingaman Monday morning.
"I can't stop saying thank you," Bingaman said on the phone Monday afternoon."I'm very blessed. It's been a very good Christmas."