Tarp, check. Rope, check. Fryman saw, check. Tasty beverages for the ride up to Mount Creek Tree Farm, check. Patience, check. We kept up our Christmas tree hunt tradition this year – with very little debate over which tree to get (a 7-foot Noble Fir). As always, we ran into friends while at the tree farm (this year it was the Kelleys and the Dacquistos). The tree is now up in the living room, but we lost steam at the end of the day; so the lights and ornaments will have to wait ’til tomorrow night. Let the Christmas season begin.