It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Believer7713

The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein
Silver Member
Dec 27, 2016
18,445
KC
As we sing Christmas carols, have warm ciders, spike the eggnog (Best fart fuel in the world) decorate the house and...


Put up the trees.
Show em, show em, show em!
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Need to get more garland today though.
I came up with an idea back in 2011 when I knew, but still unbeknownst to her, that she would be my wife. We find a memory from the year that we took a picture of and frame it in an ornament with the year on it. Then we add it to the tree.
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Then my own tradition that started several years back, the day after we put the tree up i get the kids together for a family picture before my wife wakes up.
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pazman6

Senior Stratmaster
May 28, 2014
2,188
Prairieville, Louisiana
We just started putting stuff up on Wednesday while my grandkids were here. My wife left Friday for 2 weeks in Central America, so the rest of the decorating is on hold. Bought a new artificial tree - my last one got ruined in the flood last year. Went with a 9-footer with built in lights. 15 minutes setup versus the 2 hours previously stringing the lights up........worth the extra money.

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Believer7713

The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein
Silver Member
Dec 27, 2016
18,445
KC
We just started putting stuff up on Wednesday while my grandkids were here. My wife left Friday for 2 weeks in Central America, so the rest of the decorating is on hold. Bought a new artificial tree - my last one got ruined in the flood last year. Went with a 9-footer with built in lights. 15 minutes setup versus the 2 hours previously stringing the lights up........worth the extra money.

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Ours is pre-lit too! The new house doesn't have a single step in it and we have a big storage room so I modded ours. Setup will now be to just roll it into place and fluff it out. We will pull the decorations and redecorate each year though.
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Butcher of Strats

Senior Stratmaster
Feb 28, 2022
3,869
Maine
Kinda broke this year, looked at those two footers grocery stores have.
May be jacking deer, sorry a tree, in the dark of night.
Lousy tome to go to jail too though, the free bracelets charm notwithstanding.
Gotta be plenty o firs in need of thinning?
Why does Maine buy Canadian trees?
Diesel so cheap?
 

crankmeister

Most Honored Senior Member
Jul 9, 2020
7,316
Republic of Gilead
We just started putting stuff up on Wednesday while my grandkids were here. My wife left Friday for 2 weeks in Central America, so the rest of the decorating is on hold. Bought a new artificial tree - my last one got ruined in the flood last year. Went with a 9-footer with built in lights. 15 minutes setup versus the 2 hours previously stringing the lights up........worth the extra money.

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Holy ****, dude, look at those ceilings! You have to get a bigger tree.
 

crankmeister

Most Honored Senior Member
Jul 9, 2020
7,316
Republic of Gilead
Kinda broke this year, looked at those two footers grocery stores have.
May be jacking deer, sorry a tree, in the dark of night.
Lousy tome to go to jail too though, the free bracelets charm notwithstanding.
Gotta be plenty o firs in need of thinning?
Why does Maine buy Canadian trees?
Diesel so cheap?
What’s a permit, like $10?
 

crankmeister

Most Honored Senior Member
Jul 9, 2020
7,316
Republic of Gilead
Permit to shoot a tree or to jack a deer?
Stopped killin critters.
Trees are protected and cutting is not permitted.
Unless you are the lumber industry.
Or own the land of course...
So there’s no permit program with rules for cutting your own tree?

I mean, I like it. Trees and deer both need protection from us. But I’m surprised.
 

Butcher of Strats

Senior Stratmaster
Feb 28, 2022
3,869
Maine
So there’s no permit program with rules for cutting your own tree?

I mean, I like it. Trees and deer both need protection from us. But I’m surprised.
Actually I do not know about any permit to cut trees on state land?Makes sense, and as a kid we did that, but there were falling down houses everywhere and private land with nobody on it.
So we cut illegally.
Also as a kid though, some grumpy old timers would shoot trespassers with rock salt.
I took a few chunks in the back of my legs running away once, late 1960s.
Not sure thats allowed any more, certainly not where I am in touristy Maine.
My street was all tall pines like good for ships masts when I was a kid.
City folk cut most down wanting the Maine experience to look just like the suburbs they escaped from.
Little evergreens only take maybe ten years or so to be Christmas worthy. Got a few growing in my yard, some I planted myself.
 

Believer7713

The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein
Silver Member
Dec 27, 2016
18,445
KC
I was finally able to get pics of the outside too. Eventually I would like to decorate the fence too but it's a lot of fence.
The front of the house has 114.5 feet of lights and they still don't reach the ends.
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Then the 4 Christmas trees in the front yard by the driveway.
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