Tuesday, November 28, 2006
The tree is up. It is decorated. It is done. It is ready for Mr. Bug's train and some gifts.
It only took two days to get all the ornaments on the tree. We even left a few of the more hideous off. I can't find two of my favorites, though... I had two glass bubbles - they looked just like soap bubbles floating in the tree.
The lights... oh my... I used to string 1500 clear lights onto my tree every year. It was gorgeous once I got it done, but it was a long and lonely job. Fortunately, this is a pre-lit tree so I didn't have to spend another whole day stringing lights. Last year the Grandbugs gave us QVC dollars for our anniversary and we cashed them in for this stunning tree. It even has a remote control for the lights. No more climbing under the tree for the switch, plug, or whatever. I highly recommend it!
So now I'm thinking about ornament storage. I need something better. I need something where I can store the ornaments so that I can hang them more efficiently. I need to be able to store the heavier ornaments - the ones that go inside - so that I can get to them first. Then I need to be able to get to the wooden/not so fragile for the bottom of the tree and finally I need to access the fragile and more decorative ornaments for the upper 2/3 of the tree. Any ideas? Please remember that all of this needs to be lifted up (and down) the rickety pull-down attic stairs. I want it all... I know this...