Hey everyone. I posted a photo last week on our Instagram of our Christmas tree as a little teaser and planned to write a post about our first fake tree. However, that single photo is the only one that will ever exist of this year’s Christmas tree.
It seems our first ever artificial tree was a lemon. Not a lemon tree. No, not that. It was poorly made and had a short in it. Part of one section would be on a minutes and then off a few minutes. That drove me crazy. I watched The Crown, and out of the corner of my eye, I could see the tree malfunctioning. Yikes!
We bought the tree at Lowe’s, and the box clearly stated do not return the tree to the store. So, being the rule follower that I am, I called the number on the box and was on with them for at least half an hour. The girl spoke poor English, and with every question I asked, she had to put me on hold and ask someone. Finally, she told me to take the tree apart, put it back together, and turn it on and off three times quickly.
No…..If I had to take off the ornaments and take the tree apart, I was returning it to the store and exchanging it for the same tree. Lowe’s was wonderful and readily accepted my lemon Christmas tree, but they didn’t have another one like it in stock. They checked the other nearby stores, and they didn’t have one either. I had selected a real looking fir that was 7.5 feet tall and was slender. That size fit the spot just right. I checked some other stores, but they didn’t have just what I wanted, and I was afraid to buy just any tree and then become dissatisfied with it.
So, the bottom line here is that we no longer have a tree, and we won’t be getting another this year. Luckily, we will be spending Christmas at Jordan’s and will get to enjoy her live tree. Meanwhile, I loaded the place up with poinsettias, have some decorations out, and am playing Christmas music. That will have to do for 2016.