My Christmas tree this year has been a disaster.
Not a disaster, maybe. A challenge.
Yes, that’s it. My Christmas tree this year has been challenging.
More specifically, having a toddler and a Christmas tree has been challenging. I feel like I’ve spent every day of my December protecting our ornaments from my busy toddler.
She is a maniac, that child.
Next week, I’m going to share a tour of some of our Christmas tree ornaments, but today, let’s talk about what’s under the tree.
Actually, there are ornaments under my tree, thanks to the aforementioned toddler.
That’s why this card made me laugh. I scoff at the days when the cats were my biggest Christmas tree concern. The cats were no problem at all compared to Allie.
Back to Christmas presents.
These awesomely funny cards are not just online greeting cards. They’re Home Depot gift cards. The Home Depot has a bunch of different e-gift card options this year, including Facebook delivery, group gift cards, and gift card tins.
I was thinking that Joe would like a gift card because he wouldn’t have to spend his money the next time I give him a project, like the bird feeder I want installed in my front yard, 12 feet off the ground.
I eventually reconsidered the gift card, deciding that supporting his Honey-Do list probably wasn’t the most giving of gifts.
I’m considerate like that, you know?
My next thought was to get Joe a new power tool.
believes himself to be is handy, so a Ryobi Lithium Ion tool was the winning idea.
I looked at a bunch of different tools including the hedge trimmer (something I borrow from the neighbor every year) and the chain saw (something Joe borrows from the neighbor every year) but settled on this string trimmer.
We call them weed whackers around here.
Joe complains constantly about our old weed whacker. It’s electric, for one thing. It’s always out of string, not cutting properly, not reaching far enough into the yard (because it has to be plugged in while you use it), making funny faces at him, or something.
As a result of his incompatibility with the weed whacker, the edge of our lawn, sidewalks, gardens, and trees got trimmed exactly twice all last summer.
You know that house in your neighborhood that you think is empty because the weeds get really tall? You drive by it slowly, looking in the windows to see if there’s furniture inside? That’s where we live.
Back to the string trimmer.
The first big plus of the Ryobi ONE+ line is that all 50+ tools rely on the same ONE+ lithium ion battery, offering a lot of versatility and value for your money. They don’t need to be plugged in during use, and the rechargeable battery is light weight, allowing for smaller, lighter tools.
This new battery provides up to 20% more runtime, holds a charge four times longer, and is 45% lighter weight than a NiCad battery at exactly the same price.
Lithium ion batteries produce a consistent charge throughout the life of the battery, can be charged many more times than other batteries, and are not damaged by leaving the charger on too long. These were all big pluses for me.
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