Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday 12/20/2011

I get off work yesterday and go to find a Christmas tree.  I usually have one long before now during the Christmas season, but, things have been piling up.
Well, I went to Home Depot which is where I normally buy one and they were all out.  They had a couple of them in the back of the Christmas Tree lot, but they apparently were not for sale.  The counter guy calls his manager to see if they are getting anymore: "We are all done for the season".

Wow, okay. Down the street to Lowe's.  They didn't have any either, and weren't getting anymore!

Christmas at Ben Kranks?!!! NO WAYYYYYY!

I sat in Lowe's parking lot and started thinking.  WHO always sells Christmas trees, even up to the last moment. Whitfill's!  That name finally entered my mind.  It's mostly a tree farm, actually, and the main location just happens to be 2-1/2 miles away from my house.  Which is good, cause'  I didn't really want to have a tree strapped to the top of my car for too long of a distance.

Fired up the music and zoomed over there.  Not only did they have trees left, they had a LOT of trees left.  Including one that was at least 25 feet tall, an elegant and stunning looking tree - with a price tag of $400, lol.  The lady working there was all kinds of cheery and definitely had the Christmas spirit. I hated to make it sound like I was being cheap, but I asked what the cheapest trees were.  I was hoping to hear $20.

Yes, she says, the Douglas Firs are $19.95.  That's my kind of price.  I am only going to have the thing maybe until New Year's, spending a lot of money on something that is going to end up in a recycling bin in less than 2 weeks - well it just isn't in the budget.  She took me to 3 scraggly looking trees which I summarily rejected. She continued walking around and found one that had no tag on it, but was one of the $19.95 trees, a beautiful specimen, perfect dimensions with an almost perfect "stick" on the top for the angel.

I started to grab it, but she said no, his lot guy would take care of all of that.  And sure enough, he got the tree, cut off a small portion of the trunk at the bottom, got some twine, brought it to my car, loaded it and tied it down for me!

I got it home and Mark and Lynnette immediately started working on it.  Okay.  I just sat there and watched, lol.

I also got nothing done on finished the room and bathroom project yesterday.  I got home late and I was too tired out to do anything with it.  Putting it off may not be so advisable, but, oh well.  I'll get with the program today after work since, after work today, I have 6 straight, full days off.  I can stay up late and just sleep in in the morning.  The luscious part of taking a lot of vacation days, for me anyway, is the ability to be able to sleep in past 4:30 am.  Get up at 6 or even 7 if I want to.  Some people think getting up at 6 is early, lol.

Well whatever.  Enough to do in the routing system today to keep me busy all day at work.  Love it.

G'day.

ben

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