In which we find “the Tree” and other stuff

Chris knows a guy, who does fix-it work at Fed-Ex sometimes, he is supposedly retired, but what is “retired” these days? in America?
With the so-called retirement pension being eaten up by greedy guys making poor and in-experienced decisions that affect the rest of us hardworking fellows? What? Where was I?

Oh, just a tiny, itty-bitty rant.

So, anyway, this guy, Chuck or Charles is his name, I mean that Chris has always called him Chuck, but when we were introduced, he told me Charles, so Charles has the Tree Farm out in Sandy, Oregon.  Or Nursery, he has many trees, and some specialty pines, he walked us around and gave us “the Tour”.

And helped us pick a tree from this grove, any tree we wanted, “Merry Christmas” he says. We got us a nice 7-foot Noble, with beautiful full branches.

While we’ve come out here every year for the last four or five to get “the Tree”, this is the first year I actually meet Chuck/Charles for myself.   Once the tree was picked, sawed and safely stowed away in the truck with Scooter, the guys commenced that thing all guys do…standing around talking with their hands shoved in their pockets.

This is universal guy language for ‘”we’re just hanging out, chewing the fat, etc”.  I bet I could go to Iraq and see this same pose, of course, the discussion would probably differ.

I took pictures.

Scooter and “the Tree” in the back of the pickup.  I threw his ball into the back of the tree and watched him route the thing back out.  

“I can’t find it Mom!”  Notice how he is completely ignoring his stick…the ball is all that matters.  Eventually he gets it out, and the game starts anew.  He never tires of it.

On the way back home, we stopped at the Redland Cafe and had a classic All-American Meal:  Cheeseburgers, Fries and a Soda.  It was the perfect way to end the Tree Trek and a nice change from Leftover Turkey Stuff.

Not that the Pioneer Woman’s “Leftover Turkey Pot Pie” didn’t turn out really yummy, mind you!

and the turkey sammies, and and last nite I started the Turkey Noodle Soup, by boiling, cooling and de-boning all the bones.  So, one can see how a nice Cheeseburger and Fries was really satisfying.

On the knitting front I finished a pair of fingerless gloves while watching Season Six of NCIS, Disc One.

Tree Farm, Eating, Knitting, all in all a very good day:)

 

 

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