Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Merriment Chain ~ Day 17: Let There Be Light(s).....

....And on the 17th day (of The Merriment Chain), there were lights on the little dining room tree in Nod.....

For those inquiring minds out there, sorry to have left you hanging on Day 15...but the "Jaws of Lights" doesn't work quite as swiftly as does the "Jaws of Life."

But, with some doing, the infamous lights were, indeed, extricated from my Nodian mailbox.

After a good thaw, they even worked!

 And for the 5th time (see Days 4 and 15), I undecorated...


  and redecorated the little tree in my dining room.

 And I even remembered to put the plug end of the light strand at the bottom of the tree.  ;o)



Ta da!!



Thank the Good Lord for bubblewrap and box cutters.

And for all of those who thought my degree in Archaeology wasn't practical....Ha!

May your day be merry and filled with LIGHT(S)!!

16 comments:

marly said...

A box cutter gun! Never saw one and I like it! Your tree looks perfect. Again.

Shirlee said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty : )

Primlish ♥ said...

YEAH!! That is one of the main reasons I have 3 of my trees plain. The lights were just stressing me out when they went out. Now I have natural trees here and there with just a few that are decorated. Yours looks great! Love the lights!!

Cindi said...

Wooo Hooo!! Doing a happy dance for you! The lights are free, the lights are free. They looks wonderful and so does your tree....now it is almost time to take it down. ;)
Be blessed,
Cindi

jennifer768 said...

Now I can breathe,the lights are free!Such a beautiful tree!Hugs,Jen

frontporchprims said...

And the Heaven's opened and the angels sang!!!! Woooaaaa. I am so glad you got the box out. I decorated my two very large bushes outside in the cold and wrapped them both with the plug end going the wrong direction. Hubby couldn't beleive it!!! I am challenged that way. Argh....Anyway, your tree is as pretty as ever with the new lights. And your mailbox is still intact. Soooo, let the holidays begin. -Steph-

BumbleBeeLane said...

Let there be light..smile...

Kaisievic said...

Thanks for sharing your tree - I haven't even had time to put one up yet!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

WHOOHOO!!! light at the end of the tunnel.!!! so glad they worked and all is well in NOD.. or at least this tree is back to it's primitive glow! HUGS! OLM

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Robin, yipee!!!!! so happy the lights work after all that......love your wee tree......I just came back from the store buying more lights, mine outside dyed, oh boy.......Blessings Francine.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

and as the trumpets sounded, blogland rejoiced...and all was well in the land of Nod. Hard to believe the mailbox survived the crisis....life is good! ---Jan :)

The Mary Bell said...

whew! so glad to see that the lights survived unharmed, as well as the mailbox. good job to all!!

Laurie said...

wow, that was quite a job getting the lights out!!Beautiful job you did with them,

bettyj said...

Love those lights and am so glad you retrieved them from their fate. I have those same lights and love them. Only in blogland would have happened. so glad there is light in your life now. As for the comment, you want to be like me when you grow up. I dunno, maybe you could just stay young and never grow up. I tried, but it happened anyway!Thank you for the compliment.

Prims By The Water said...

Yipeeeeee...you have a lighted tree! All is good in the land of Nod once again..hmmm, maybe I should knock on wood for you. :0) Janice

Beckyjean said...

Yippee!! You're on a roll now. Beautiful tree!!

Hugs~Becky