A friend asked me to buy a Christmas tree for another friend (long story), so I went out last night and did it. Being Jewish, I don’t know from Christmas trees. First, I had trouble finding a nice, independent business to buy one from, so I ended up at Home Depot.
I wanted something small so I chose a 4-footer. It was so small I was able to carry it myself and toss it into the backseat instead of rope it to the top of the car. But I got pungent sap on my hands, needles in the car and on the steps and on the rug. The store had no stands left that would fit this small tree, so I ended up buying a bucket and filling it with water and standing the tree in it.
Over the weekend I have to schlep the tree and the bucket to my friend’s house. Merry Christmas!