Let's just say you've toyed with the idea of getting another tree for years. A bigger tree. A better tree. You like the one you have, but you think a second, big, ole, awesome tree would be cool, too.
The only thing really holding you back is the moolah involved.
Kay. You still with me?
So, you've got friends who wanna get rid of their big ole awesome tree to make space. You jump on this, right?
Course ya do!
this tree is massive. This is the Andre the Giant of trees.
And when you said you wanted this tree, the friends who gave it to you laughed as you drove away, and you distinctly heard, and I quote:
I heard you, Karina. I heard you.
I want you to know that the hubs is the "tree fluffer". All fake trees must be "fluffed" when they come out of the box. Takes over an hour to "fluff" our 7 foot tree.
This tree is 13 feet tall.
How long does it take to fluff a 13 foot tree? Well, long enough for me to give up and walk away. Long enough for it to turn from day to night.
Long enough for kids to fall asleep in one of the tree boxes.
That's how long.
("How much tree could a Jeff fluff fluff if a Jeff fluff could fluff Jeff?" That made no sense.)
So, I was prone to bursts of weird giggling while we put this thing together and fluffed it. I kept saying "Wow", and "This is hee-uge",
and also "are we done yet?".
And then of course we both kept quoting "Christmas Vacation" quotes while we worked. ("Worked" means Jeff fluffed and I watched from a chair).
"Looks great! Little full. Lots of sap."
"Where do you think you're gonna put a tree like that, Griswald?"
"Bend over and I'll show you."
this tree took a ladder stretched the full length to finish off.
I think, even if I were careful, it'd take me a couple hundred bucks to decorate this thing all decent-like.
I'm thinking that'll have to wait for next year, so I can get clearanced stuff, and a good idea of what color scheme I want in here. It's a plan.
It's like Rockefeller center in my family room, it's so massive.
So, are we suckers? No. Don't answer.