A little background for you. Husband: his family hunts the woods for a Christmas tree. It usually is very Charlie Brown like as woods trees are not pruned and pretty like tree farm trees. My family: We had this falling apart fake tree every year. It was bought the Christmas my Mom’s little sister was born so it is sentimental for her.
So now that you know a little bit, lets begin today’s tree adventure.
It begins with hubby and I waking up too late due to yesterday being crazy with no electric and ice storm leftovers. So we finally get to my in laws around 11:20am or so to begin our Christmas tree search. At first, walking through the crunchy snow and ice crusted moss and undergrowth was kind of fun. Then all of a sudden, it was tiring. So we wonder for about 45 minutes when we finally find a tree that actually has some fullness to it. Not quite tree farm quality but pretty good. So the guys drag it out of the woods while us girls make a beline for the warm house.
We finally get home when the real adventure begins. The tree was too tall for the room. Then it was too wide for the bucket. Then it was too heavy and I had to hold it up for 20 minutes while Matt searched for weight for the bucket.
So now the tree is up and holding its own weight. Yay!! Time to decorate, my favorite. The first string of lights was fine. The second one was half blown and could not be fixed. So off we go to Rite Aid. We get there and discover that all their light strings are 50% off. Awesome. We got home and discovered they were 50% off in more than one way. We had to replace at least 2 bulbs on each string straight out of the box.
So we fix those. Its fine. Well, now we are 2 strands of tinsel garland short of finishing the tree. Looks like we will be going back to the store tomorrow.
And all of this for one Christmas tree. And I really think it might be worth it.
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