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Old 12-24-2010, 01:53 PM   #21
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For its sentimental value, I suppose.
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Not only that - in that context, a 12-inch tree would be rather impressive!

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Heck, if it was up to me, I would not have a tree and all this "stuff" cluttering the house this time of year
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So the new pedals are gonna cost more than the bike?
They would, but I took off standard pedals, and Jenny's bringing her "clipless" pedals with her.

Re size of trees: Once you go small, you'll never go back. Very easy and user-friendly.

But TromboneAl's Christmas Tree Farm is coming along, and I now have 21 trees growing. Most are volunteers. I've learned that if I shear them correctly they'll get nice and bushy. Should start harvesting in 2012.

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Wow! Lots of trees and look at all those gifts.

I have not put up a tree in perhaps 10 years. We used to give our children gifts, but they can buy their own now. I don't need anything either. Yes, I know, we are a bunch of "bah humbug"'s.

However, tomorrow, we will host a Xmas party for some relatives. Just coming back from a grocery shopping outing with my wife.
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Ah, come on, mine is a small freebie being decorated the “Fluffy Way”: put one unbreakable ornament on, play with Fluffy, put another ornament on, distract Fluffy. Gifts are in a glassed-in bookcase. I’ve asked friends to put one of their own ornaments on to be returned after New Year’s. Here’s the tree and favored gifts so far, unfinished oils by SO.
I love the oils! A lot!

Mine, with hoarfrost:

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Ah, come on, mine is a small freebie being decorated the “Fluffy Way”: put one unbreakable ornament on, play with Fluffy, put another ornament on, distract Fluffy. Gifts are in a glassed-in bookcase. I’ve asked friends to put one of their own ornaments on to be returned after New Year’s. Here’s the tree and favored gifts so far, unfinished oils by SO.
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No tree at all for me (is that too Scrooge-McDuck-ish?). Haven't had a tree since 1995, though lately I have had the money for one.
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I have not put up a tree in perhaps 10 years. We used to give our children gifts, but they can buy their own now. I don't need anything either. Yes, I know, we are a bunch of "bah humbug"'s.
We have a menorah and a (fake) poinsettia out. Our newly-sophisticated college student claims she's already decorated enough Christmas trees on the campus this year, so we aren't bothering either.

Especially not at $85 for a 6-7 foot fir. We've been using an artificial tree for nearly two decades now.

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For its sentimental value, I suppose.
You're going to have to start building the 2011 edition when, the day after tomorrow?
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Not quite the level of Braumeister who has a beer tree - I have beer under our tree in wooden 6-pack holders that I've been building.

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Sorry for the crummy pic quality, taken with my BB camera (too lazy to get out the Nikon). A convenient LBYM sized 4 footer that goes in the basement fully decorated with a sheet covering it Jan thru Nov.

Merry Christmas everyone!
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I have never done a Christmas tree.
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Leonidas, that is sooooo precious.

T-Al, now we have a new definition of "growing your own" for your county. Great project.
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See post #6374 here
http://www.early-retirement.org/foru...y-37868-5.html

I'm not on my own computer so I can't upload the photo directly.

I have no idea how to link those 3 photos to this thread.

Anyone got some pixie dust they can loan me?
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