Kade finally talked me into hauling out the tree today. Actually, I brought it up on my own knowing he'd be asking for it when he got home.
We pulled it out of the box and checked the lights. It's a pre-lit tree. Last year we had several lights that didn't work. It's not supposed to do that but you know how things go. I was frustrated when the two bottom sections wouldn't stay lit. They'd come on for 10 seconds when you first plugged them in and then they were out for good. Grr. I was about to run out and get a new one. I know that's a little rash but I just didn't want to deal with it. I was in a good mood all morning and early afternoon. I didn't want to be grouch because of a tree. Somehow the idea came up that we could remove all the lights and put on our own, which we have plenty of. Mickey and the reds took care of the removal for me since I seem to be allergic to the fake tree.
They had wire cutters and scissors cutting at the strands of lights. The bottoms sections are now unlit. I will tackle that tomorrow, probably.
Don't you just love the cream walls? I'm going to paint this room in January now that I have found my color. Can't wait.