Where are the decorations, you ask? Still in the boxes. A brief update on the tree trimming is in order. Friday was our day to decorate. We always like to start decorating after dark. So we pulled out the box with the lights and started stringing them. Halfway through this process, we realized the rest of the lights were no longer working. I ran out to our local supermarket. Nothing. It was now late and the temps were frigid, so we decided to wait until Saturday.
On Saturday, I sent Don out for lights since I was working. We decided that this might be a good time to go with clear lights and start a new look. He called me at work to say he had bought lights at the True Value for $14.00 a box – we quickly realized he had purchased LED lights and that would be too expensive. I made him take them back. Then he went to drug store and purchased several boxes of clear lights. Great!
I came home from work and we started stringing the lights. The cord was white. Okay, we thought, “We can make this work!” but after trying every possible way to hide the cords, we gave up. They all came off the tree and this morning I am venturing out to buy some more lights.
Ah, the joys of Christmas. Cross your fingers: hopefully, we will have a decorated tree by this evening.