We have procured this year’s tree!!
It’s nearly 13 feet tall and has, by far, the biggest trunk of any tree (of any height) we’ve ever had before. In fact, one of the guys who helped Mr. Chili wrestle the thing on top of his Tiguan commented that “she’s an old one.”
You can’t really tell from the picture, but the trunk is wider than the span of Mr. Chili’s hand. Seriously. We were concerned it wouldn’t fit in the tree stand. It does, but there’s not much room for water in there; I’m going to have to tend to her a couple of times a day.
Without the able assistance of our neighbor (who, himself, wrestled his ginormous tree into his living room yesterday), we never would have gotten the thing upright. Mr. Chili will be pressured into putting the lights on it tonight so that the girls and I (all four of us; I promised Sweet Pea she could be in on it) can decorate it tomorrow.
Thus, my holidays are officially begun.