And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care…
So tonight was the night to enter the crawl space and drag out all the holiday stuff. We spent the evening putting up the tree. Yes, I have an artificial tree. I’ve never had a real one due to allergies in my family and never liked the idea of dead needles in the floor. I held off with the decorations for now. They will wait for another night. I did, however, get the string of lights on. Like most people with any street smarts I ran them out in the floor first and checked them. Only two needed to be replaced. I thought that was pretty good. It spent about 10 minutes trying to figure out where I stashed the extra bulbs. I still haven’t found them but was able to come up with a small replacement pack of three bulbs.
Most evenings the house is lit up with a string of LED bulbs above the fireplace mantel, a few LED tea lights in a lantern, and now we’ve added the tree. Who needs lamps and ceiling lights when you have all that?!
That’s enough for tonight. I’ll save the rest of the fun for another night.