A bar and a tree.

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Next week a contractor will be here to build a bar in our barn.

Yes, you read that correctly, a contractor… one we will pay. Actual money. That surprised me since the husband has does most of the Barn Mahal construction himself, but this guy also built the bar at our local pub… so instead of having a spouse made amateur facsimile, we’ll have a serious bar.

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With these giant extremely heavy boards the husband has kept from the original framing back in 2012.

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The boards that have been moved, shifted, relocated, bumped into and cursed for 8 long years…. so all I can say is, yay.

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Of course the other day we had to move them one last time.

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Because my other half wanted to get an idea what the future boozer would look like.

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And yes, that’s a driftwood Christmas tree on the right.

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My girlfriend made it, used it one year, then gave it to me for our porch. Unfortunately we experience a cross breeze from our neighbor’s field equivalent to the Ames research center wind tunnel NASA uses to test its rockets. That tree literally flew. Which is generally not what you want Christmas decorations to do.

So it’s been inside the barn for a few years and despite my pleading that it would be a nice addition to the bar room, husband wants it gone.

Tons of useless rusty crap? He’ll find the room. One unique and quirky decorative tree? Bye bye.

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29 thoughts on “A bar and a tree.”

  1. I really like the driftwood tree and it should be kept as part of the bar. Sure, it’s a Christmas tree, but I think you could use it for seasonal decorations: ornaments at Christmas, little champagne bottles for New Year’s, hearts for Valentine’s, and you could make it disappear for April Fools!

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  2. Agreeing with Christopher, above. You could multi-purpose the hell out of that tree, for holidays and just whimsical moments. On its own, it doesn’t “look” like a Christmas tree until you mention that. It’s just a tree. You can do whatever with it, and it certainly fits the environment.

    One idea: Hang a bunch of those mini-me, trial-size liquor bottles on it. Folks can pluck something they want and make a drink out of it.

    Another idea: Those miniature, vintage license plates from states you’ve visited.

    Oh, and this: Tufts of red squirrel hair and a tiny bottle of arsenic, a firm warning to a certain evil creature that you are done playing. (Dark, but fun for those in the know.)

    I could go on for days…

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