…how scratchy are thy branches.
Big doings with the Christmas tree this year. We have an artificial tree, one that I purchased at a Big Box store that shall remain nameless about five or six years ago. It was one of the pre-lit trees and I have always liked it very much.
Well, for the last two years the lights have not worked on one section. I finally took that strand off and just added my own lights there. Problem solved.
And every year at about this time I start looking at new artificial trees and thinking I cannot find one I like as much as the one I have.
This year when I put the tree up a good 2/3 of the lights were not working. Dammit (sorry mom). What to do? What to do? Should I bite the bullet and go get a new tree? Even though I cannot find one I love? Or do I bite the other bullet and remove all the lights from this tree and add my own?
In the end I opted for bullet number two. It took me (well, Tom actually did a lot of it) approximately 4 hours total to undo the lights. Oh the humanity. It required infinite patience and a pair of scissors. Then I had to put new lights on.
Now my hands are all scratched up. And we haven’t even put the ornaments on it yet.
PS – this is my 1,000th post. Are you impressed?