Monday, January 07, 2008

The Christmas Tree is Down

We are all done taking down all the Christmas decorations and they are all back in our shed. Christmas alone is the reason we can't ever buy a smaller car! We only had the tree and village up with a few odds and ends this year and it was still two trips to the shed. When we put up outside stuff we end up with 3 or 4 trips and some of the boxes are big enough not to fit in a normal size car. The living room always looks so big after the holidays.

We were taking the tree down and older son was going to meet a friend at the show, so we had a limited amount of time he would be helping us. I didn't want to turn it into a two day event, so we took all the ornaments off the tree and put them on a long table so we could get the tree and village down before older son left and younger son and I planned on then putting the ornaments away after.

We were ready for the tree. Older son was in a hurry so didn't smush the branches together really well. It was about three times fuller then the bag we needed to get it into. So we laid it in the bag and all three of us pushed and pulled, flattened the tree a little more held the zipper together, pulled some more, laid on the bag, zipped a little more pulled a lot more and it was in! Yeah, we were all so happy. Older son was going to take it out to the car when he left just to clear the living room out a little and throw it in my car. As he started to leave he realized his phone was not on his belt. So he grabbed the home phone and called his cell as he tends to do a couple of times a week. Guess what started ringing? Yep, the tree! While we were pushing and pulling his phone must have fell off his belt. We had to unzip the monster tree dig his phone out of the top of the bag and redo the whole thing. Luckily we all found this to be more funny then annoying and a great story to tell my sister who is amused by just about anything we all do :) Now I wish I would have taken a couple of pictures :)


At 5:02 PM, Anonymous swampy said...

Hey You !
Happy New Year !
Whew !
Busy here, but you know that. My tree is down, too. My tree was never up.

At 11:42 AM, Blogger Rising Rainbow said...

Oh man! And what does that tree need with a cell phone after all! Wouldn't ya know.

At 7:10 PM, Blogger Kunoichi said...

Too funny!

And isn't it amazing how big the living room looks when the tree is down? *L*


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