It’s official – the holiday season is in full swing. There are parties going on everywhere!
The girls got together Friday night; which was fun. But I cut out early – Friday night gatherings are tough when you get up at 5:00 am.
On Saturday, another holiday party was held. I probably should have cut out early on that one….but still, a good time was had by all.
Unfortunately, Hubby couldn’t attend because he had to work all weekend. Once a year there is this dreaded weekend. Basically, the last time I saw him was on Thursday and that was it until about 4:00 pm on Sunday!
So Saturday, I put up the tree. This is not normally something that I do; usually Hubby puts up the tree and deals with the lights and I do the decorating. But I’m a resourceful and capable girl – I don’t need him to do this for me.
So I wrestled with the darn tree; finally got it up and proceeded to connect the lights (it’s a pre-lit tree) – because really?? Any idiot can put the plugs in – right?
Apparently not. I could get all the lights to work – but not at the same time. Man-Child sat in the chair trying very hard not to laugh as I had it out with the tree. And then; it happened.
I was electrocuted!!! (okay – maybe that’s a slight exaggeration – very slight though) I touched a light and was JOLTED. After this – I cursed the tree mightily and called it quits.
I decided that I’d tackle the next HUGE item on the list. Trying to tame the CHAOS that is the garage – so that the smokers on our guest list would have a sheltered and semi-warm place to go next weekend. Man-Child graciously offered to help (after I plied him with Chinese food and informed him he had no choice.). After two hours it was done (yes, there is still a bunch of stuff in there – as the damn shed still isn’t finished!) but at least there is room to walk around, etc.
When Hubby finally arrived home on Sunday (as much as I hated to ask since I knew he was wiped out) he fiddled with the lights for me. Checked bulbs – changed fuses and whatever else you have to do with the lights. Nada. So I messed with the again. Still nothing. Conclusion – when the tree electrocuted me that particular strand got shorted out. ::sigh:: So the tree is up and partly lit. Now, I suppose I need to go find a strand of lights to string into this pre-lit tree before I can even begin to decorate!
It will all get done; eventually. So in the meantime, I am sitting here at work making lists and thinking of all the things I could be doing….