|Happier times with the tree|
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Each year for the last several years we have set up a big, beautiful pre-lit Christmas tree. It is quite convenient in that you don't have to spend time stringing up lights, then unraveling them and storing them at the end of the season. But as you can see from the title of this post, something has gone wrong.
A few years ago I noticed some of the lights at the top of the tree were burned out. I tried changing bulbs and fuses, but to no avail. So I did what anyone out of ideas would do, I spun the burned out side to face the wall. No harm, no foul. Then last year, when I plugged in the three sections, I noticed more burned out bulbs.
|Light Keeper Pro: $20|
This year, however, when my wife plugged the sections in, nothing came on. Everything was dark. We zapped a few spots with the trusty "gun" but nothing happened. Obviously, we couldn't do the old "face the wall" routine this time, so we did the next best thing. The five of us started removing the lights from the tree. It's a painstaking task.
|Hard at work|