(OT) Bad Day at Tree Shopping --
My dear wife and I have been "under the weather" lately. We both have sore backs.
Hers is because her sciatic nerve is really kicking up . . . and I have some more kidney gravel (i.e., very small kidney stones -- like sand) moving through my system.
But today I got sent out to find a tree for the holidays.
Well I really really don't like those thick pre-shaped trees. I'm sorry but to me they are too much like topiary (which I'm quite unfond of) . . . I want a natural tree.
So there I was aching back and all driving around through the rain trying to find a decent tree . . . I found some nice ones of course . . . but they were not only quite pricey, but their trunks were too thick for our tree base.
Then there were those 'jack pine' trees. I understand that they are quite fashionable . . . but they don't look right to me.
Anyway, hurting as I was, I finally found the tree pictured at the top of the column . . . and my darling bride tried to like it. She put lights on it and ornaments . . . and then came to me looking downcast saying, "I'm sorry, I know you like an open tree . . . but we can't even put a quarter of our ornaments on it."
So tomorrow we get to go tree shopping again. Anyone want a nice 'barely used' tree?