Jon can do anything, a pronouncement I believe wholeheartedly. During a recent house project requiring his help, Jon or Jonny Awesome as I liked to call him, became my home improvement superhero–able to add mixed fractions and board feet in a single bound, prizing perfection and a job well done above expediency and filling squares. So when he pulled up the drive with a parcel of Douglas fir in his pickup, I knew he had something up his skillful sleeve.
“What’s with the trees, Jon?”
“They’re your Christmas trees Tom.”
“Thanks Jon, but I only need one tree.”
“Uh no Tom, you really need all three.”
When he pulled the saplings out of the truck and leaned each against the tailgate, I could see his point. “Tom, we can tie these three wimpy trees together to make one good one.” (See, he’s a genius I told you.) Off I went to ferret through my junk drawer for twine. When I returned, Jon had brought the tree trunks (a generous term) together, weaving branches through to make one “awesome” Christmas tree. A couple wraps of garden twine secured their reinvention.
Three, three, three trees in one!
Once, twice, three times a tannenbaum.
Ready for a little ornamentation, wouldn’t you say?
Thank you Jonny Awesome for saving Christmas!