Lori wanted a big Christmas tree this year. She figured it was our first Christmas in the new home and we have a lot of open space in the living/dining area so a tree of appropriate scale was required.
I helped with a few of the logistics: securing the DOT permit to transport the tree to the house, renting hoist and scaffolding, adding structural support, etc., but Lori did all the decorating work. I’ll help again in a couple weeks (rigging and chainsaw work, hauling pieces out of the house, etc.) after Lori transitions from pleasure of scent, lights, and festive celebration to cursing at the carpet of needles on the floor.
Will Lori want to go jumbo scale again next year? Who knows? That’s part of the fun.