I put up a very small lighted Christmas village for the holidays. I must say it's really not very well done, the cotton batting "snow" is very lumpy... but I digress...
So, the other day, my husband (Eric) found an old red toy truck when he was looking through a box for something. He showed it to me and I declared it would be just the right thing for my Christmas village, and the scale seemed to fit.
Now, being an observer of many blogs and Pinterest, etc. I saw a LOT of red toy trucks with a tree on the back, used as décor at Christmas time. It seemed to me that most of them had the tree top towards the front of the truck. So... this is what I did.
I thought it was quite cute.
Apparently, I was wrong because Eric said I had the tree on backwards. This was not the way to transport a tree, due to the angle of the branches, as they would catch the wind! (Eric has been in the trucking business for about 40 years.)
I switched the tree around, even though it didn't appeal to my artistic side.
There you go, I said. He frowned. "Why is the tree base on top of the cab?" the trucker asked. And why is it not tied down?
I quickly grabbed the nearest elastic band and hurriedly wrapped it around the tree.
This passed inspection, except for one tiny detail. It would need a red flag on the end (the tip of the tree) because it was hanging off the back of the truck.
Was YOUR tree backwards?
The Dedicated House