December 1, 2005
This is the view in the Hoosierboy living room, with the little, or "Charlie Brown" tree. You can see part of the wife's redware collection to the right. This tree is decorated with handmade ornaments.
The big tree (8.5 foot) is in the living room. A few years ago I was being a smartass and decorated the tree with those icicle lights. I laid each icicle strand along a branch. The wife was complaining that there were not enough lights on the tree. Now I have to do it every year. It takes about three hours just to put the big tree up. Since it takes so long I now refuse to put on ornaments, a tedious job at best. The outside is done up with white lights all around.