Monday, January 12, 2009

Christmas tree from Heck...

So, two years ago, Alison and I were in our first year in our house and we required a Christmas tree for the holidays. We were at Costco and saw one that was decent, plus it was in bulk, so we got it!

We put it up, and it was okay. Not great. Then, Christmas ended and we needed to take it apart. Therein lies the rub. The sucker is supposed to be in three parts and I could only get the top 4th off (yes...3rds and 4ths...follow). So, the rest I had to jam in a box and lug it down to the crawl space where it wouldn't fit right.

The next year, I had to go into the crawlspace and get that monstrosity out. So, I get it upstairs and put it up. Luckily, since it sat lopsided in the box all summer, it was now lopsided. So, we looked like we got the bad tree from the lot.

Then, the holidays were over and I had to go through the same song and dance as the year before. And hated every minute of it.

So, this year rolled around and the stupid thing had gotten one year more lopsided. It was almost upside down. It was gross. Yet, we had it up. Like morons.

So, a week ago rolls around and I go to Target to find a new tree. Luckily, everything was 90% off, so I found a new tree for $12.99 (I'll let you do the math to find the original price).

Then, I had to find a way to get rid of the corky tree (shut up...don't judge...). Since I couldn't get it apart (you might remember that from the beginning of the story), I had to figure out a way to get it outside, to the trashcan, without cutting my hands all to crap.

So, I had to get out my bolt cutters (yes, I have bolt cutters...don't front) and cut off each and every one of those farkin' limbs.

Now, why did I tell this really long story? Because the trashman just came and picked that thing up and I never have to deal with it again!

Unless, of course, the new tree gets lopsided. But what are the odds of that happening for $12.99??


Michelle said...

You just put my clearance Christmas tree find to shame. Josh and I picked one up from Target for 75% off, for $40. I've been bragging about that to high heavens... only to find out it wasn't really THAT great of a deal compared to your $12.99 tree. Damn you, Nelly.

Brent A. Nelson, Esq. said...

It was crazy. I went there in the morning and they had just switched to the 90% off from the 75% off. There was a decent amount of stuff(though this was the last $129.99 tree...the rest were about $60 before discount). Because I'm an idiot, I forgot something there, went back about 4 hours later and it looked like a cyclone had gone through the Christmas section. People love their deals!