I bought a lovely Christmas Tree on the way home from work today. I’ve prowled the streets in the past week, looking for trees at several places around town. Drugstores with trees out front, grocery stores with a few possibles – but precious few Christmas Tree Lots. At Mission Valley Mall they have a mega-plex of trees and poinsettias and wreaths — great selection — huge prices. But the hunt paid off today – picked up a nice specimen for 32 bucks. Even got to tie it to the top of my old Corolla. Had he been there, my Grandfather would have been proud: the tree didn’t budge on the 5 mile drive home. Add to that, Jenny likes it, so I’ll count the mission as a success. Thank you, and good night.