Friday, December 17, 2010

Tree lot goings on.............

I'm sure you know by now that Mr Doodles and I manage a Christmas tree lot in Southern California.  Now having said that the weather is usually quite nice,warm days in the 50's or 60's and nice crisp cool nites.  Well the weather God's must be annoyed at someone cause the forecast is to rain for the next three or four days.

The weekend before Christmas that't just not right!!  But we have about eight really great, young burly lot boys that can do just about anything  on the lot.  But they are happiest when the place is packed with people and they are busying around load trees for the nice folks.

That just isn't happening right now, it is cold and rainy and the BOYS get bored.  When we sell a tree it is put thru a contraption that is called a netter.  It keeps the tree from getting limbs broken plus makes it eeasier to get the tree into the house.



keeping track and tabs on boys that are in their early 20's is like herding cats.  But this group we had this year is just the best. They make me look forward to next year cause they all have said they will be back next year with the exception of one.


They all have other jobs or are going to school.  We have a couple of paramedics, a  fellow that is going to be a Dr,  ones a dirt bike racer, And what makes it the best is they can lift big a$$ trees up on top of cars all by themselves.


It's a fun and festive place to work/play, the owners are terrific, our family is close by so we get to have Christmas with them............life is good..............we look forward to next year 

1 comment:

Moon said...

Listen, I've a friend with a single daughter, could you net me one of those strong guys and put him under the tree for her?