November 25th 2012 12:07 pm
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I hung out in the bathroom while mom worked the lights onto the tree. She can't get that image of that poor cat in the Griswald Christmas movie out of her head, so prevent that from happening to me she used zip ties to secure the lights from the plug (taped into the surge strip now) halfway up the tree before wrapping them into the branches.
She also worked with her lighted gold star topper, got rid of the slack (zip tied that wire up) and put that plug from the light string at the top so I wouldn't be able to access that. She turned them on and it works. She loves the 200 multi lights up the tree with the gold lighted star on top. She couldn't use the paper roll tube after all because the first lights start within 2 inches of the plug. She set out her new LED tea lights she got yesterday and will have 1 inside a ceramic building with open windows.
She went through the rest of her decorations she hasn't put out yet and put some in a bag for her brother to take to his house. He will be coming sometime to secure the tree to the wall so she can add safe ornaments to the tree safely. It won't be like last year when she hooked ornaments everywhere on the tree, but she'll manage to make it look good with ornaments I can't harm and won't harm me and no hooks. She'll put the tree skirt on once it's secure but not ornamented yet.
We're just waiting for the sun to go down so we can turn down the lights and enjoy the beautiful holiday lights, well after she washes the dishes.
wow your mom does a good job of keeping you safe. that is cause she loves you so much. It sounds like tonight at sundown was a good time at your house, Mom loves it when she gets the tree up and can turn off all the lights and just watch it