Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Annual Christmas Tree Adventure

Saturday morning we went out hunting Christmas trees.  Every year, Roy is excited and energetic until about 1/3 of the way through cutting the tree down.
Every year, I'm excited and energetic until I remember who will have to string the lights....  Why don't Christmas trees grow pre-lit?  Every year the kids are excited and energetic until I want to rip my hair out (NO WE WILL NOT BE DECORATING THE TREE YET.)
You'd think with all that Christmas spirit nothing could go wrong.  If you've been reading here long enough you know that's not true.
Innocent Tree Knocker-Downer
We got the lovely home and did our darndest to level the trunk before bringing it in and setting it up.  All seemed to be well for a day or two until we adjusted the tree yet again in an attempt to make it stand up straight.  This was too much for it apparently because it began to lean and just kept leaning.  Luckily Roy and I were both home this time and in the room.  So no only did the tree not actually fall down but it also has not suffered a demoralizing hack job.
After much adjustments, threatenings (at the kids not each other) and discussion we have decided to leave the tree as it is -- which is lit, decorated, propped up with pennies and leaning slightly toward the wall.  We will certainly be in the market for a new tree stand after Christmas though because this one just doesn't want to hold our trees up.  The screws are digging into the trunk and still it leans....
It's not too noticeable.  Right?

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