Do you remember singing that song as a kid, “O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree; you stupid thing, you fell on me?”
Allow me to introduce you to our Christmas tree:
The cats would like you to know that they were not responsible for this. We’re sure of this fact because we put the tree up behind double pocket doors…and we close those doors overnight and while we’re gone, so the kitties can’t be naughty. The base was made for big trees (ours is 9’ tall) but apparently not this particular big tree. A couple nights ago, we noticed that the tree was leaning and the base wasn’t sitting flat on the ground, like the tree was top heavy. We came home the next day to the pictures above, and things like this:
Mickey appears to be ecstatic about his wife’s new look.
In order to make our tree stand again, we had to get a new base (the old one broke) and this process involved cutting off about a foot of the trunk so it would fit into the new base. This sounds simple, but we don’t actually own a hand saw or a chainsaw, so our tools of choice were a circular saw, then a jigsaw, then a miter saw, then a hammer and chisel to finish off the job. We are clearly
Of course, none of this would have happened if I had let Rick get the tree he really wanted:
All in all, it was pretty much like something off of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, minus the squirrel and Uncle Louis and his toupée.
Does anyone else love Christmas Vacation as much as we do? My favorite scene in the whole movie is this one:
Clark: "So, when did you get the tenement on wheels?"
Eddie: "Oh, that uh, that there's an RV. Yeah, yeah, I borrowed it off a buddy of mine. He took my house, I took the RV. It's a good looking vehicle, ain't it?"
Clark: "Yeah, it looks so nice parked in the driveway."
Eddie: "Yeah, it sure does. But, don't you go falling in love with it now, because we're taking it with us when we leave here next month."
Bahaha. Makes me laugh every time.
Has your tree ever fallen over? Do you have a favorite Christmas movie scene? Do share.
I, personally, am off to go re-trim the tree and/or duct tape it to the wall.
Hope you’re having a great Monday! :)