Our third visit (previously)
So we’re there on the first day trees are for sale and they only have one variety in-stock—Fraser firs—same kind we had last year, but I can’t remember for sure.
I google the variety on the spot to check and see if they’re any good.
Search results prove favorable.
Back when I was a kid, you had to rely on personal knowledge, memory and experience to make such decisions.
Thank goodness that’s over.
Hauled the thing home and gravely accepted that two strands of lights were half-blown. We made do with them and went about the business of decorating. Been on this planet for 30-some-odd years and it hasn’t gotten old yet.
Current music: Frightened Rabbit “Old Old Fashioned”