Decking the halls for the holidays
Living up the hill from a garden center has its benefits, particularly during the holiday season. In fact, however, our current location is not the first time Radek and I have lived next to a gardening center. For our first Christmas as a married couple in Mendham, New Jersey we selected a beautiful Fraser fir, from the garden center just below our apartment. The gardener drilled a hole through the bottom of the tree trunk so that it would stand straight on the stand. Then, Radek hoisted the tree on his shoulder and hefted it up the steps to our apartment. Voila! Christmas had arrived.