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Tree is up. Who else is ready for Christmas?

Was a struggle but I finally got her up.  Waiting on the Big Man!

the city above Toronto - Noodleville wtih 2 Large 1 Mini

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  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 722
    You must have paid a fortune for that.
    Somewhere in Colorado
    LBGE, PGS A40 Gasser and too much Griswold cast iron cookware.
  • LitLit Posts: 7,601
    I wish. We have so many Christmas decorations I had to put two 8’*4’ storage racks over the garage door. It took like 6 hours to put the outdoor lights up. We have to do the tree tonight. 
  • YnoYno Posts: 252
    Outside lights went up the day after Thanksgiving and will come down mid January. Our tree (artificial) was up mid November. It might come down by Cinco de Mayo. We like Christmas! We pull all the boxes of Christmas decorations down from above the garage and stack them there. Ynette moves them in slowly as she decorates (I am not allowed around then). Her incentive to hurry is that she can't park her Mustang in the garage until all the boxes are empty and back in storage.
    XL BGE in San Jose, CA. Also a Pit Barrel Cooker, a Cal Flame P4 gasser, and lots of toys including the first ever Flame Boss 300 in the wild. And a new Flame Boss 500.
  • gabrieggergabriegger Posts: 660
    Decorating is my domain this year, hence the underachievement. The Gaber is not well this season or she would have had the pad full by now.  12 3x4 storage boxes of decor in the basement.  Here is the tree she puts together every year.  “It’s a beaut Clarke.”

    the city above Toronto - Noodleville wtih 2 Large 1 Mini

  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,458
    I was dragged kicking and screaming into the artificial tree group about ten years ago. Best thing that has happened to me ever! I simply have to haul the box out and haul it back to storage. We done here. 
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 15,422
    We have managed to postpone getting a tree for a couple more weekends, much to the dismay of my daughters.  My work travel just makes it tough to put one up any sooner.

    We have three kittens in the house (all a year old now) and it’s going to be interesting to see how they’ll interact with the tree.   We usually get an eleven-footer but that might not be the best idea this year.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

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  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 228
    I will never get a fake tree. I enjoy dragging the family to the tree farm and picking /cutting down my tree. Here in WI trees are cheap. The farm I go to lets you cut ANY tree they have and everything is the same price, 1ft or 15 feet. My tree was 43 bucks. I could fit a 12 footer, but I have to drag it to the car and load/unload myself. I ended up with a 9.5 footer but after I cut it and pruned the base it was about 8. It goes into the fire pit second week of January and burns in seconds in spring.
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,858
    I will never get a fake tree. I enjoy dragging the family to the tree farm and picking /cutting down my tree. Here in WI trees are cheap. The farm I go to lets you cut ANY tree they have and everything is the same price, 1ft or 15 feet. My tree was 43 bucks. I could fit a 12 footer, but I have to drag it to the car and load/unload myself. I ended up with a 9.5 footer but after I cut it and pruned the base it was about 8. It goes into the fire pit second week of January and burns in seconds in spring.
    Never say never. I said the same thing until I got a tree that had tens of thousands of mites in it. It was a total debacle. Several hundred of them would die every day and stain up all of the Christmas gifts. The chances of the wifey letting another real tree in the house is slim and none and slim just left town.. 

    Ordered a couple of nice trees from Balsam Hill and like @pgprescott  never looked back. 
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 228
    Never happened in my 41 years of life, but point taken ;)

  • BattlebornBattleborn Posts: 1,216
    We got both of our 9 footers put up in Sunday. Decoration boxes are all over the place. 
    Las Vegas, NV
    LG BGE, off-set smoker & various Weber's 
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,932
    We had the tree, all the decorations and the lights up outside the house the weekend before Thanksgiving. Even had presents under the tree. We were at the ranch all week for Thanksgiving, so it was nice to come back Saturday and have it all done and not need to do any work....except the damn new lights I bought for the house the year went out so now I've got to get new ones and hang them up. Checked the cords, changed the fuses and everything. Crappy new LED lights...

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 1,045
    Wife spent 8 days decorating our house.  3 big trees (Living room, Den, Master BR), and many small ones throughout house.Only took me 3 days to do the outside!

    Land of OZ-Hays Kansas

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++2 Weber Kettles

  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 1,632
    This is the earliest Ms. B has started.   One room down.  The rest of the house is a maze of boxes still.  

    “ I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant”

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 31,666
    We have managed to postpone getting a tree for a couple more weekends, much to the dismay of my daughters.  My work travel just makes it tough to put one up any sooner.

    We have three kittens in the house (all a year old now) and it’s going to be interesting to see how they’ll interact with the tree.   We usually get an eleven-footer but that might not be the best idea this year.
    strip some insulation off the lights, that usually works.  =)

    I'm kidding, John.
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 15,422
    nolaegghead said:

    I’m kidding, John.
    I‘m glad you said that, because with you it can be hard to tell sometimes.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 31,666
    nolaegghead said:

    I’m kidding, John.
    I‘m glad you said that, because with you it can be hard to tell sometimes.
    I was kidding about the kidding part.
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • billt01billt01 Posts: 1,028
    All but the stockings left
     "Don't listen to her, Bob.Remember: those who can, do; those who can't, teach."
                                                                                                     -Jane
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    Have:
     XLBGE / LBGE / Stumps Baby XL / Couple of Stokers (Gen 1 and Gen 3), Blackstone 36
    Had:
    Lang 60D, Cookshack SM150, Stumps Stretch, Stumps Baby

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  • PigBeanUsPigBeanUs Posts: 60
    edited December 3
    We’re all set here


  • AcnAcn Posts: 3,024
    We’re going to my in laws, their decorations have been up since Columbus Day.  We won’t do much here; swap out some art for Xmas themed needlepoint and start using the teapot from the Christmas China set.  Maybe my wife will do the window box.  It is awesome.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD



  • My MIL is coming to spend Christmas with us this year and stay for a month.  I’m doing everything I can to postpone the imminent (including keeping the tree in the attic as long as possible). Soon I will only have alcohol to comfort me.
    Flint, Michigan
  • PigBeanUsPigBeanUs Posts: 60


    My MIL is coming to spend Christmas with us this year and stay for a month.  I’m doing everything I can to postpone the imminent (including keeping the tree in the attic as long as possible). Soon I will only have alcohol to comfort me.
    Sometimes I think mother in laws are what keeps liquor stores in business.
  • gabrieggergabriegger Posts: 660
    @Fred19Flintstone I feel your pain man.  Having my MIL only 5 minutes away I’m obliged by the Italian code to have lunch at her’s every Sunday.  Only redeeming factor is I can drink the home made wine I made for her a couple of years ago.  Well, that’s until she takes the bottle away & cuts me off.  Qué Catso!

    the city above Toronto - Noodleville wtih 2 Large 1 Mini

  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,989
    PigBeanUs said:
    We’re all set here


    My tree would be up all year, just sayin’
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 228
    edited December 4
    I's that your daughter? 😳
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,989
    I's hit your daughter? 😳
    FTFY
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 5,206
    Nice trees, y’all!  Merry Christmas. 
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 5,206
    @DoubleEgger , you are a blessed man. That is a Hallmark pic if I’ve ever seen one. 
  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 1,045
    edited December 4
    Speaking of MIL...mine is in Arkansas...8 hour drive.  Only have to see her once a year!  And my liver gets a workout when she comes to stay!
    My home office even gets decorated!

    Land of OZ-Hays Kansas

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++2 Weber Kettles

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