Last year, my artificial Christmas tree died…rather the lights did…before I had the opportunity to even decorate it. Just a couple of months ago, I put it out for the local
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I spent a week, or three, adjusting the sparse branches, vacillating about the origins of the tree, adding in evergreen garlands I’d purchased for my ‘prior’ tree that seemed to know just the right places to snuggle into. Finally, I committed to its place in my home (again?) and prepared to add the ornaments. I was literally getting out of my chair when one strand of lights flashed and then went dark. Guess it’s gonna be