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24 December 2012 @ 04:12 pm
I think our tree may have been abused as a sapling  
I think we left it too late to get our tree this year. Our first choice tree lot was gone; the second choice was unattended and had a sign "any tree $10, put bills in slot;" the third had some decent-looking trees, but when we got ours home it started dropping needles like a butterfingered knitter. Since then it's been sucking down water at a furious rate, a half-gallon a day or more. Thirstiest tree we've ever had, by far. But still, it's up and decorated and looks lovely. Happy solstice, all!

Steve Hutchisonfoomf on December 25th, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
Lovely tree. Poor thing was thirsty indeed.
Johndjonn on December 25th, 2012 05:26 am (UTC)
I was horribly tempted this year to get the artificial 24" official copy of Charlie Brown's Christmas tree -- the Safeway just down the street from me had a bunch of them. (This is the version as originally found on the lot in the animated special, not as it appears after the gang has descended on it in a whirlwind of decorating at the end.) If it goes from half price ($9.99) to 75% off after tomorrow, I may yet give in and get one.
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Timapparentparadox on December 25th, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
Yep, if it's thirsty, that means that it's still clinging to life.
threeoutsidethreeoutside on December 25th, 2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
Aww, you gave a neglected tree a happy home and a fulfilled destiny! Good on you! And it's beautiful!

Yes, I was always the one arguing for the scrawny, overlooked tree. Why do you ask?