I think mindless addiction has now set in with Animal Crossing. Oh dear. As well as the usual selling fruit, looking for Blue and Exotic furniture, and digging up fossils, I went over and visited Deckard. He gave me some snowman furniture, including a clock to go in my clock collection (I have six now).
Came back to Cheese and then opened up my gates. Went “AFD” (Away From DS) for a couple of hours, and came back to find my trees stripped bare, some messages on my notice board, and a letter. Hurrah! People came!