O Christmas tree

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Before Geoff and I got married, he bought a tree. It was only 3 years old when I pulled it out this year to set it up. I quickly discovered a problem. One of the feet was broken, causing it to list to the side a little. A few days later I discovered that this was a bigger problem than I’d realized, because the tree was incredibly unstable, especially with cats.

After finding this far too many times, trying two types of glue and a tree stand, I gave up. We were going to need a new tree.
Unfortunately, I didn’t feel like spending $100+ on a new tree, so I decided to try my back-up plans first. Craigslist, and Freecycle. I didn’t have a lot of hope, since trees seem to be going for at least $250 on Craigslist, but I sent a few emails and posted to Freecycle. I was shocked when, a few hours later, I had a response on Freecycle! There was someone who had been planning on listing her tree anyway. I was thrilled.

The tree was a bit of a pain to set up, but it’s much fuller than our other tree, and half a foot taller (which is at about our limit, but that’s OK!)

I love it, and you can’t beat the price! Hopefully some time soon I will put lights up, but since it took me almost an hour to put the tree together I think that can wait.

As for our original tree? It’s listed on Craigslist!
Check out my other Freecycle finds here:
Our couch
A love seat
A frame that I turned into a cute craft

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About Megg

I'm a 28 year old, newly married, newly living in Washington, librarian trying to find a job in a library. Meanwhile I'm working with kids and spend my afternoons playing Mancala and reading picture books. Come along for the journey as I share recipes, decoration ideas, photos, and hopefully gain some insight from the internet and fellow bloggers.

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