We went and picked up our Christmas tree today, and ended up getting a seven foot Grand Fir from the Tom’s Trees lot downtown, right across the street from the Franklin Crossing building (and next to El Caporal). Good trees—I like Tom’s Trees, they always have good ones—but the weather left the experience somewhat less than optimal.
Near-freezing temperatures plus rain/snow mixture plus strong gusty winds equals cold, wet, and cold. Throw a cold, soaking wet tree into that mix, shake well.
All’s well that ends well, though. The tree is trimmed and sitting in the living room pretty as you please.