Monday, December 7, 2009

We get a Christmas tree.

Yesterday we (me, Matt & Kait) went to look at a piano that Matt had found FOR FREE on Kijiji.  It was 100 years old and though in need of tuning, Matt declared it had a "nice touch".   It was in Cole Harbour, which is a fifteen minute drive away.  Right now I'm looking into booking a piano mover and though they can move it next Monday they may not be able to tune it until after Christmas !

While out, Kaitlyn put applications in at several more places that had posted help wanted signs.

From there we went to the local Fire Station to choose a Christmas tree.  The trees were all quite lovely and we spent all of 3 minutes to find the "perfect" tree !   I bought a tree stand at Canadian Tire that cost more than the darn tree but it works really well.    Happily I caught a program last night that declared farmed Christmas Trees to be more environmentally friendly than artificial trees.  Who knew ?   For years I insisted on a fake tree thinking I was saving the environment.  Oh and we had a cat at the time who ate pine needles.

May I be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas !


  1. Very cool about the piano...and what a gorgeous tree - do post again with a photo of it decorated..
    Merry Christmas to you too Sybs.. keep up with the great blogs.. it's a real pleasure to read them.. xox j.

  2. It's a wonderful tree. You could get some more cats, put shiny bells on them, and have them sit on the branches for decoration!... Just kidding!

    I love your blog. I think you are a fearless adventurer! Joseph Campbell has described you in his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces:

    “ A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man. ”

    We may need to go see you to get the boons!


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