What a surprise was in the attic. I went up there this morning to get the ‘huge’ tree down that I was only going to use half of and put it against the wall. Well, there were three black tagged bags up there, one said top, another said middle and the last one said bottom. I brought them down and unbagged what was three sections to a tree, complete with lights. I barely remember finding this after Christmas one year, just pitched on the side of the road. I am a sucker for Christmas trees and Mark was a good sport especially if they were ‘free’. I now have 5 trees, three ‘free’ and two small ones we paid $2 and $3 for at yard sales. I can just hear Mark laughing at my finding this tree in the attic and enjoying seeing his RaineyWife setting it up, with a huge smile on her face. I just couldn’t get over it.
The only thing is, this does not have a stand so I had to rig something. I’ll try to find something better for the next time I use it.
Three sections and the branches drop down and you fluff them into positions you want. At least 4 strands of lights, maybe 5. I had to figure out how to plug them into each other to get them all to work. I just can’t explain how happy this makes me. A surprise tree, completely forgotten because I think it was just after Christmas 2011, it was put in the attic and a lot has happened since then. Last year I used the Charlie Brown tree, our last curbside find together in September last year, I think.
Right now the sky has darkened so the house has darkened inside and the tree looks so pretty lit. Thank you God for another gift.
Before I set the tree up, I went out to mow and was sweating in December. It is very warm and humid, does not feel like Christmas at all. I just checked the weather and it’s 81. Not as bad as it gets in the summer, but come on, this is fall/winter time. The a.c. is running.
Right now I feel like taking a nap, so I think that’s what I’ll do. Decorating the trees can wait and I’ll just take my time and enjoy doing it and all the memories attached to the ornies will fill my heart with love.