This year we are hosting a Christmas party and, in addition to our family room tree, we decided to put another one up in our dining room.
We bought brand new lights and everything. Nice ... isn't it?
EXCEPT, that half an hour after I had the tree fully decorated the lights on the top third of the tree started blinking on and off ... on and off ... then, off. Nothing. No more lights.
Take a look ...
My cousin Cory-from-Texas assured me that he could fix the lights with a hammer.
Now, he is a much gentler soul than I am ...
I was thinking more along the lines of a sawed-off shotgun.