Saturday, February 2, 2008

I Believe that Christmas is Over

A couple days ago I decided that it was time to take down the 'ole Christmas tree. Gettin' towards February. The ornaments were getting dusty.

The tree was so completely dead! Barely touching the tree caused a shower of needles. I think that by the time I got the tree out to the curb there were more needles on the floor than on the branches!


Just look at that mess. It took four dustpan loads to get them into the garbage. Maybe I could have taken care of this earlier.

I unplugged the lights outside, but I'm not going to be taking them down in -10 degree weather

8 comments:

Sandy said...

I'm thinking it might be warm enough around June to take those bad boys down!

p.s. If you had red and white lights on the outside you could have used them on Valentine's Day! LOL

Muskego Jeff said...

Next year get one of those large plastic bags made for taking down Christmas trees and put it under the tree stand so that you can bag the whole tree from underneath. When mid-February rolls around and you want to take down the tree, all you need to do is pull the bag out and up over the tree to contain the needles. Once you get it outside you can pull the stand off and un-bag it to re-use it. We used to do something similar with a big plastic tarp, but the bags would be easier. If you put a tree-skirt over it you'll never even see the bag.

Stephanie said...

I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to know that we are not the only people who left their tree up a little longer than most. By the time we dragged that bad boy outside, it was positively cripsy! :-)

Ranty said...

Phew, I'm so glad somebody out there waited longer than me... :-)

(And I've swept/shopvac-ed the first floor at least 4 times but am still finding needles. Yikes!)

Jayne said...

Gee, if those pine needles were cat hair it'd look like my living room!

Jen said...

LOL Jayne.... If pine needles were dog hair.... It would look like my whole house. I promise I can sweet up a Chihuahua's worth every week.

Rod said...

lol oh dear! that's why i like having artificial trees.. it isn't as nice as the real thing, but at least you don't have to worry about cleaning up falling needles afterwards!

Sandy said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Nate!