On Friday, after a wonderful brunch with friends at Becky's lovely home, we started on the big tree. Tom got it up and plugged in and we saw that one strand of lights on our pre-lit tree was out. What to do? Google it. YouTube has answers for just about everything. A trip to the hardware store for a volt meter/voltage detector Friday evening afforded us the opportunity to eat out at Red Robin. I was feeling very lazy and did not want to cook. Back home Tom tried to fix the light problem but gave up because he needed more light in the house and more time to problem solve.
Saturday morning we were up early to watch the USA play Netherlands in the World Cup. While our boys lost, they represented the USA very well.
Then we tackled the tree. Well, Tom did all of the work, while I added advice and held the flashlight. After checking about 10 bulbs, we found the bad one, and Yay!, the string was fixed!
Much of the rest of the day was spent loading the tree with the many ornaments we have collected over the years. You have seen similar photos before.
Krampus is back.
So is Lucia.
There are Santas and birds and fruit and vegetables. I see cauliflower.
Some of our kid's preschool ornaments survived.
You can find horses and pigs and birds and bees and bugs and garden stuff.
A bakers apron and one of the felt ornaments I made 40 years or more ago,
Cabbage, peanut, and avocado.
Then Tom got a well-earned nap.