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Christmas Tree in Basement
« on: December 12, 2015, 08:59:12 AM »
Overheard someone at work giving an example of how lazy he and his wife are at home.   

He said, "Let me give you an example of how lazy we are!  I told my wife that I didn't feel like putting up the Christmas tree.  She didn't either.   The christmas tree is in the basement and really hard to get to, so we just went out and bought a new 200 dollar Christmas tree!" 

So going out and buying a new tree, putting it in your car, brining it inside, and assembling it is easier than bringing it out of the basement.   How much crap do they have, I thought.

I sat there and put my hand on my forehead and shook my head and chuckled.


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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2015, 10:42:42 AM »
I am hoping that the tree in their basement is an artificial tree... :O

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2015, 10:46:45 AM »
I am hoping that the tree in their basement is an artificial tree... :O
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As long as the new tree was real.

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2015, 11:31:46 AM »
I find this pathetic. I went to my parents house to grab an artificial tree that they keep in the basement only to realize that my mom tossed it a few years ago and forgot to tell me. Her reasoning was that now that they are empty nesters they didn't think they would need it.

Needless to say, I was unhappy because it was a nice tree and it wasn't like there was a lack of space in the basement. But it's their house. I could have went out and bought a tree, but it would be an unnecessary expense, I'll just wait until afterwards and buy one on clearance for next year.

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2015, 02:04:32 PM »
We also bought a new tree this year because the color of our new christmas balls don't fit to the old tree's needle color. We got the last tree for 20, 7 years ago, but this time we bought a really expensive model: 35! (The total value of our christmas ornaments is around 15, most of it bought in Januaries over the last years).

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2015, 03:41:56 PM »
I am hoping that the tree in their basement is an artificial tree... :O

The old tree in their basement was artificial,  the new tree they bought was... artificial.

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2015, 05:20:00 PM »
I now want a trapdoor and elavator in the basement so that at the touch of a button the tree rises up into position ....

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2015, 06:46:46 PM »
I am hoping that the tree in their basement is an artificial tree... :O

The old tree in their basement was artificial,  the new tree they bought was... artificial.
Fail.
I cut mine on a friends property every year. Not trained to be a big fluffy tree but still looks great.
That and people are giving away free trees on craigslist away, daily.

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2015, 10:23:37 PM »
that's worse than my sister, who used to, pre-children, go out and buy new underwear rather than do laundry. Seriously. I never understood it myself. How is getting in the car, driving to the store and picking stuff out less work and easier than just throwing a load into the wash?

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2015, 09:33:05 AM »
I thought this would be about a family who set up a tree in their (possibly unfinished) basement! To which I would have commented that if you upgrade a handful of times over the years and don't resell or toss the old one(s) you might have spare trees, older string lights, etc. about that you can put up in out of the way corners for a little extra cheer while you do laundry (?? maybe).

But that's just ridiculous...if you can't get your tree out, you should clean out your basement.

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2015, 01:57:19 PM »
I had heard my Mom complaining how it was too much work to bring home a live tree anymore and decorate it, though they like the Christmas cheer. Some pre MMM year I bought them a nice artificial tree, with integrated lights so they don't even have to string it. Now she is too lazy to get it out of the basement to set up. Well I tried.

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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2015, 02:11:26 PM »
haha, tell your sister that most of the time, those underwear she gets brand new in their packaging are not that clean. I have a friend who's family owns a few of those fabric / textile plants that makes undergarments. he tells me to always wash whatever new underwears we buy in store before use.

that's worse than my sister, who used to, pre-children, go out and buy new underwear rather than do laundry. Seriously. I never understood it myself. How is getting in the car, driving to the store and picking stuff out less work and easier than just throwing a load into the wash?

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2015, 02:47:49 PM »
Overheard someone at work giving an example of how lazy he and his wife are at home.   

He said, "Let me give you an example of how lazy we are!  I told my wife that I didn't feel like putting up the Christmas tree.  She didn't either.   The christmas tree is in the basement and really hard to get to, so we just went out and bought a new 200 dollar Christmas tree!" 

So going out and buying a new tree, putting it in your car, brining it inside, and assembling it is easier than bringing it out of the basement.   How much crap do they have, I thought.

I sat there and put my hand on my forehead and shook my head and chuckled.

I did that a couple of years ago. Rather than drag out our  large artificial trees, I bought a 2.5' real tree that was super cute and super easy to decorate. When it was over, I pulled off the one string or lights and tossed the rest into the trash. Easy! But that's back when I was still working.

This year, my first in retirement, I hauled both of our artificial trees, lights, and decorations to someone else's home and decorated his house with our stuff. Not lazy this year! He had put his house on our neighborhood's house tour but he had no decorations, so we shared all of our stuff.

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2015, 07:24:23 PM »
Ha ha! I thought this topic was about me. I was too lazy last year to undecorate the tree, so I just put it in the basement with everything still on it. It's only about 3 feet tall so I just picked it up lock stock and barrel.

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2015, 08:53:26 AM »
I think I win the lazy award for this year.

About twenty years ago, my mother made me a couple Christmas trees out of coat hangers, tape, small electric lights, and garland. The glue-gunned creations have been with me ever since, because my atheist self doesn't know what the hell to do with them. They've spent years in my garage covered with plastic dry cleaning bags. They're only about 16" tall and look like little garland-wrapped cones with lights. Actually they're kind of cute if you like that sort of thing. I don't.

Anyway, this year I'm in the process of adopting a teenager out of foster care, and she's extremely religious (you can tell by the poor way she treats other people and by her emphasis on conspicuous consumption). So for the first time there's pressure to have a Giftmas tree in the house, so as soon as we're done with her birthday party I plan to whip one of the glue-gun trees out of storage, put it on a bookshelf, plug it in, and call it good. I've bought her a few goodies to unwrap, but not a lot. Like I told her, she gets treated extremely well year-round, so a whole bunch of extras on one special day just aren't going to happen.

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2015, 09:37:31 AM »
That is too funny.   I thought the post would be about people who put up multiple xmas trees like myself.   One in the basement,  a 10 footer upstairs,  one on the front porch and light ringy thing on the back deck.   Two of them came with the house,  the other two were thrift store purchases.

To be honest,  I'm tired of the whole thing.   We spent numerous hours decorating the house and will have just one night of guests this year.  Oh well,  it is something to do. 

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2015, 01:12:43 PM »
I now want a trapdoor and elavator in the basement so that at the touch of a button the tree rises up into position ....
Now THAT is an idea!

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2015, 07:40:56 PM »
Ha ha! I thought this topic was about me. I was too lazy last year to undecorate the tree, so I just put it in the basement with everything still on it. It's only about 3 feet tall so I just picked it up lock stock and barrel.
I saw a cool thing I intend to buy (once I have a garage into which I could store it):  It's a Christmas tree stand on wheels ... and you pull the tree skirt up over the tree ... and zip up your tree so it stays dust free ... then wheel it away to a closet or corner of your garage. 

I LOVE my Christmas tree, but I would love more to be able to just wheel it in/out every year.  I think it'd also make the tree last longer since you wouldn't rearrange the limbs every year.

Okay, a trap door through which the tree could "pop up" would be cooler, but this exists!
« Last Edit: December 20, 2015, 07:44:24 PM by MrsPete »

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2015, 09:06:31 AM »
I find this pathetic. I went to my parents house to grab an artificial tree that they keep in the basement only to realize that my mom tossed it a few years ago and forgot to tell me. Her reasoning was that now that they are empty nesters they didn't think they would need it.

Needless to say, I was unhappy because it was a nice tree and it wasn't like there was a lack of space in the basement. But it's their house. I could have went out and bought a tree, but it would be an unnecessary expense, I'll just wait until afterwards and buy one on clearance for next year.
We got a really nice one last year for half price that way.

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2015, 01:04:42 PM »
On a somewhat related note, I have seen more friends on FB talking about the multiple Christmas trees in their house, including trees in all their kids' rooms.

I am sorry, but: What. In the Actual Fuck.

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2015, 10:21:53 AM »
Do artificial tress go 50% off after xmas?

We have a tiny 2.5" one from previous years, but now we have a house and a kid so I was hoping to upgrade to something taller and was hoping I could get a quality pre-lit fake tree after the season is over - open to any recommendations?

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2015, 02:59:44 PM »
Do artificial tress go 50% off after xmas?
They'll probably go to 50% tomorrow:  Christmas Eve.  I bought a new one last year (didn't put it up 'til this year).  Be aware that they move pretty fast; you might not want to wait and hope for more than 50%.

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2015, 04:54:55 PM »
Do artificial tress go 50% off after xmas?

We have a tiny 2.5" one from previous years, but now we have a house and a kid so I was hoping to upgrade to something taller and was hoping I could get a quality pre-lit fake tree after the season is over - open to any recommendations?

2.5", as in 6.35 centimeters? That's not a tree, that's an ornament. (Unless we're having a Spinal Tap moment...)

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2015, 10:06:26 PM »
We have a tiny 2.5" one from previous years,..... I was hoping to upgrade to something taller

2.5", as in 6.35 centimeters? That's not a tree, that's an ornament. (Unless we're having a Spinal Tap moment...)
You're not as confused as him, it's not your job to be as confused as him ....

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2015, 08:44:18 AM »
On a somewhat related note, I have seen more friends on FB talking about the multiple Christmas trees in their house, including trees in all their kids' rooms.

I am sorry, but: What. In the Actual Fuck.
I have two... a regular 7.5' green one in the living room that we both decorate, and a little old one that's all black, whereupon I indulge my love of The Nightmare Before Christmas and all things grim and metallic. \m/ ^_^ \m/
Not much money spent on either though. Both are visible from the street and it makes the house look awesome.

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2015, 09:35:52 PM »
We have a tiny 2.5" one from previous years,..... I was hoping to upgrade to something taller

2.5", as in 6.35 centimeters? That's not a tree, that's an ornament. (Unless we're having a Spinal Tap moment...)
You're not as confused as him, it's not your job to be as confused as him ....

STONEHENGE!!!

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2015, 03:05:54 AM »
I like the real ones.  Worth working a bit more, and I'm doing my part for the environment

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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2015, 07:43:05 AM »
Do artificial tress go 50% off after xmas?

We have a tiny 2.5" one from previous years, but now we have a house and a kid so I was hoping to upgrade to something taller and was hoping I could get a quality pre-lit fake tree after the season is over - open to any recommendations?

2.5", as in 6.35 centimeters? That's not a tree, that's an ornament. (Unless we're having a Spinal Tap moment...)

hahaha - my bad.

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« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2015, 09:50:48 AM »
I like the real ones.  Worth working a bit more, and I'm doing my part for the environment

Huh? *scratches head*


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Re: Christmas Tree in Basement
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2015, 05:54:59 PM »
I like the real ones.  Worth working a bit more, and I'm doing my part for the environment

Huh? *scratches head*
Well it helps to tidy the forests getting rid of all those trees.

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« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2015, 10:28:41 AM »
I like the real ones.  Worth working a bit more, and I'm doing my part for the environment

Huh? *scratches head*
Well it helps to tidy the forests getting rid of all those trees.

hehehehehe

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« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2015, 08:33:26 AM »
I like the real ones.  Worth working a bit more, and I'm doing my part for the environment

Huh? *scratches head*
Well it helps to tidy the forests getting rid of all those trees.

hehehehehe

It was a joke, but it does provide at least temporary carbon sequestration (depending on how old the trees are and how they are disposed of)