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!