We have the tree, we measured it, cut if off twice to get it to fit in the living room, and got the stand on it. Then out come the dozens of boxes of lights, ornaments, garland.......The entire living room is covered with assorted boxes and bags! Yikes! What a mess, but the tree is starting to look good. Then I made the mistake of making a comment to Retired Mountain Man, "You know, since we have the new TV and it is so light, we could move the TV and put the tree in the corner". We both thought about it for a second and then we walked over and looked behind the television set at the entanglement of wires on the floor. We looked at each other and both shook our heads, "nope". Bad idea.
You see, the entanglement of wires behind our television set has been there for thirty-one years. Yep. It has haunted every member of the family. No one wants to deal with it. As the years went by and more new technology arrived at our house, thanks mostly to our techno geek sons, (we have to blame it on someone), the entanglement grew. There are wires to the TV, VCR, DVD player, stereo receiver, CD player, surround sound speakers, regular speakers, the weather station and the scanner. It was like having our own monster behind the TV. Our sons grew up, left home and said to themselves, "Whew! I don't have to deal with the monster anymore.
Well, once I have an idea, I can't let go of it. The tree is decorated and in the middle of the livingroom. At 10:30 p.m. (Retired Mtn. Man is already asleep, it's better that way) - I decided that the monster had to go. Nothing to it! By midnight I had the whole thing apart, moved the tree into the corner and setup the TV and accessories in a different spot.