October through December, 2016

One advantage of having Marcus here was we could get him to help with this year's Christmas tree. Since there won't be a big family gathering this year, we intended to cut a small tree. However, judging the size of a tree in the field is difficult and we wound up with another tall tree. In fact, it is probably a bit taller than last year's tree and we had to bring up the 10' ladder again. We can't get much taller than this without placing the tree in a different location since this one is already about to scrape the ceiling (about 12' at this corner).