I love my Christmas tree. It's a 12 foot pre-lit tree we bought at Costco in Thousand Oaks. I'm guessing 2004, maybe? Anyhow it's fantastic and TALL. The term pre-lit doesn't really apply any more, but I'm not ready to give it up yet.  To be honest I haven't seen any trees I like near as much.

SO...last year we modified it and took out the bottom section. It's now a 10 foot tree with a slightly narrower base. Good thing for space reasons and safety too. We aren't getting any younger you know!
We knew when putting it away last Christmas that we weren't even going to attempt to use the pre-lit lights this year. Instead we used the zillion lights we had from the year we built the parade float. Sweet! It looked pretty good.  I probably need more than a zillion to make it look the way I'd really like. That and I can see all the non-working pre-lit lights & wires. Others said they aren't really noticeable. I think they are wrong.

Thus, I attempted the removal of pre-lit lights and wires as we took the tree down this year. I started in the middle and did a branch or two and then I remembered we had taken off the very top section already. It being only a small section I could sit down and comfortably remove the lights from it first.  OMG!  I CAN'T believe how many lights are on that one itty bitty section and how long it took me to unwind them all.  Needless to say, I think the remaining 8.5 feet of tree will likely still have dead lights and wires on them again next year.  But hey...way at the top of my know 10 feet up....there won't be any wires for me to notice.  gah.  
Top section and all the lights I took off of it.

1 comment:

  1. Silly girl. You just needed to snip all those prelit wires not try to unwind them :-) Love, Barb