Christmas is only a few weeks away, however my family as well as I already have our tree up.
We constantly put up the Christmas tree on the morning after Thanksgiving, and it has been our tradition for the past twenty years.
When the children were young, it was a nice interest to fill the day. It always gave us a rest after spending most of the day shopping on Black Friday. The youngsters would have the best time decorating the tree while my husband as well as I rested on the couch for a nap. This year, we had a pretty serious mess. We actually made the choice to put the tree in the den where the fireplace is at. I thought it would be a marvelous change, since all of the youngsters are grown and don’t live with us any longer. My wife as well as I trimmed the tree with a wreath, balls, garland, as well as a good amount of homemade ornaments the youngsters made over the years. The two of us never considered the fact that the tree was straight in front of our intake vent. When I changed the air filter last week, the entire front was completely covered in pine needles. The air filter was covered in pine needles, dust, as well as dirt. I came to realize our mistake as well as we had to move the tree away from the vent. I inspected everything a few afternoons later to see if that solved the issue as well as I did not discover any more pine needles on the air filter. The two of us will have to find a better site for the tree if we are going to move it out of the residing room.