We concluded our season with some very nice balmy weather and all 410 trees were sold and a couple donated by December 23rd. It was much more work then we thought it would be. The lot had to be set up, the trees unloaded and inventoried when they were delivered (2 separate deliveries); Mike had to do all the electricity for lighting, drill, saw, snowman, etc. We were open 9 to 9 seven days per week. Doesn't mean we were busy all day waiting on customers, but someone had to be there all during the open hours -- better to have 2 people there all the time. Each tree sold had to be netted (at customers wish); and every tree had to have a fresh cut and then loaded or tied to the customer's vehicle. Trees ranged from 5 ft to 15 foot and at times were very heavy to put up in stands, tie down from the wind and prepare them for the customer. But we survived and Kelsey flew in on the tail end of this adventure (20th) while we would down. Still couldn't beat the sunny, warm days in the desert!!!
On to Palm Desert for Christmas.