Christmas is a couple weeks away, but my family & I already have our tree up.
Every one of us always put up the Christmas tree on the day following Thanksgiving.
It has been our tradition for the past twenty years, and when the youngsters were little, it was a nice interest to fill the day. It regularly provided us a rest after spending most of the day shopping on Black Friday. The children would have a wonderful time decorating the tree while my partner & I snoozed on the couch for a nap. This year, all of us had a pretty serious mess. Every one of us decided to put the tree in the den where the fireplace is located. I thought it would be a marvelous change, since the kids no longer live in our house. My husband & I trimmed the tree with a wreath, balls, garland, & a good amount of homemade ornaments the youngsters made over the years. We honestly never thought about the fact that the tree was directly in front of our intake vent. When I changed the air filter this past week, the entire front was covered in pine needles. The air filter was covered in pine needles, dust, & dirt. I came to realize our mistake & we actually had to transport the tree away from the vent. I checked a few days later to see if that solved the drawback & I did not find any more pine needles on the air filter. Every one of us will have to find a better spot for the tree if all of us are going to move it.