Okay, I have the tree 3/4 of the way up and apparently 20 strand of lights are not enough!
At about 3:15am (because I procrastinated by organizing photos on the computer), I realized that I was a bit too charitable with the lights, and will have to find a way to pull a strand or two out of the tree.
Also: realized that I'm not a big fan of Christmas music. I'd rather sing along to Pete Yorn.
So now, I'm avoiding the work, and thanks but no I can't just pick up another strand or two of lights because these lights are clear/white/orange and look like candle light. I'm tempted to pull a strand(*or three) from the back (below window level and replace them with a clear strand).
*That's what I did. Plus, while I was out, dog that wouldn't poop before we left pooped in her crate.......and ate it. Sh** burps actually smell worse than actual sh**!!