Gretchen and I went out to the Rack House for lunch today (I did not want to read a newspaper while trying to talk to my lovely bride) and had some very nice burnt end sandwiches. After a suitable amount of straightening up of the living room, we gathered up the family and went out to get a Christmas tree.
I miss our old tree lot. The new tree is very nicely shaped, but *much* smaller (and cheaper!) than our recent trees. There are a lot of ornaments that simply won't get hung this year, because there is not enough space above what Gretchen characterized as the "Dog Line".