Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas trees and lights

As I was putting the lights on our Christmas tree Sun evening I discovered one of the strings had a section that wasn't lighting up. As with the outdoor lights, I tried replacing the first and last of the unlit bulbs, to no avail.

I removed the faulty string from the tree and threw it into the garbage so I will not have to deal with this again next year.

Yesterday I bought a new string of lights to complete the lighting of our tree. Only, when I plugged in the lights already on the tree I found a section not working. These lights were all working on Sun, now a section is not! Rather than make yet another trip to the store to buy more lights, I decided to tuck the non-working section of lights into the middle of the tree where they won't be seen, then attached the new string of lights I'd just purchased.

Finally! Our Christmas tree is lit, and looks very nice. Spouse & I carried the 3 large plastic bins of tree and home decorations down from the attic, and he held the strings of silver beads as I scalloped them on the tree. When we finished it was 8:30 so we decided to relax and watch a DVD. We'll add all the ornaments Thurs after dinner. I'll take photos when its finished and post them here.

Which brings me to an idea I had last night: I'm going to have a Christmas tree post. I want all of you to take a photo of your Christmas tree and send it to me. I'll post the photos along with a link to the respective bloggers. Sounds fun, right? Please send your Christmas tree photos to me at SingJaz@aol.com.

And speaking of Christmas trees and lights, my heart was warmed last evening (despite the frustration of the non-working lights on our tree, as described above) because I believe we experienced a Christmas miracle! Yes, that's right!

Remember when I whined about spending all that time winding the lights around the spindles of our wrap around porch, only to find unlit sections? Then I removed the string with the unlit section, and replaced it with another string which ALSO had an non-working section? Remember that? Well, when Spouse & I took the dog for her walk last evening Spouse said to me "I see you got those lights working." I replied "Huh?" He pointed to the porch and I saw that all the lights were now working! I couldn't believe that the section of non-working lights had suddenly started working! I was afraid it wouldn't last, so I took a photo:
So there you have it; our very own little Christmas miracle!

Crush du Jour: Chris Pine

6 comments:

A Lewis said...

I swear, those cheap little lights are the anger and ire of many. I toss those suckers right straight into the trash without a thought. Such a shame. I'll get you a picture of our tree soon!

tornwordo said...

Next year we'll have a tree. Maybe you can steal a shot from last year's tree lol.

mistress maddie said...

I think that sounds like a wonderful idea. It will be cool to see everybody's tree's. It reminds me of "you show me yours,and I 'll show you mine! Nice crush also. Those eyes.....

RAD said...

no tree to send so can I send you a pic of the lights outside? I feel so ghetto about not doing a tree this year....but I still did 100% more decorating then the average joe.... Chris Pine is going to be a good Cap Kirk...

Brylee said...

Interesting post..! Christmas trees and lights are always my favorite.

CJ said...

You can take your tree here and have it mulched the first two weeknds after Christmas. They give you as much as you want, a bag or pickup load. I have noticed the mulch is full of twinkle lights and pieces of wire. I guess people think they are so cheap now they just leave them on the tree.
Picture coming soon.