Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

Well, I’m not officially dead, but today’s tree decorating did get a little crazy. The client’s tree was especially wobbly after being partially decorated and the only way to fix the problem was to do a controlled fall.  That is we laid the tree on its side, fully decorated on purpose so I could fix the stand. It turns out the tree pole was not all the way down into the stand and had been partially screwed in enough to hold it in the wrong place.

We took the opportunity to make a fun photo op – thinking about the Wizard of Oz and how Dorothy’s house fell on the witch.  If only I had on ruby slippers and striped socks, it would have looked better. But I had on Nike tennis shoes and white socks.Smithwick 2010 (1)WARNING:  DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!  Remember, we are professionals and this controlled tree fall should only be done as a last resort.

There was a happy ending – tree stand securely fixed, tree positioned upright, only a few non-essential ornaments broken, and in the end the tree was beautiful.  Here are the photos from today’s tree fun.


  1. I think it would be fun to decorate so many trees...but I am sure it is tiring!

    Good job!

  2. Oh, yes, there was plenty of laughing out loud, along with moaning, grunting and at the end of it all we were very tired!