Sorting though my Christmas photos, I came across this little gem. This is one for the “Well…. that’s something you don’t see everyday” file…
One day after Christmas, I was walking through my mom’s living room and casually glanced out the window… This is the image that greeted me out on the lake behind her house….
I nearly choked I was laughing so hard. It’s not every day that I see a small boat with a couple of huge Christmas trees strapped on the back. I just could not get the camera quick enough because unless you saw it, you would not believe it!!..
As The Aussie and I watched, this guy heaved this Christmas tree off the back of the boat with a cinder block attached to sink it in the lake directly behind my mom’s house. We watched and waited for him to fall in, but he managed somehow to stay dry. Seems like there are easier ways to get rid of a Christmas tree, like putting it on the curb for the garbage man to pick up. I’m just saying…
When mom arrived home to see all this going on, let’s just say she was less than happy… she made a bee line straight for the lake to see what the hell was going on. Apparently the sailing Santa was sinking the trees to build an “ecosystem” for the fish. More like a great place to snag your line if you ask me. Even funnier was that he was building his little “ecosystem” in others backyards instead of his own. Looking down the bank toward his backyard, he had a stockpile of trees waiting to be sunk!!
Now I’m not at all sure what my mom said, but next thing we know, old mate was trying to pull the sunken Christmas tress with cinder blocks still attached back onto his boat. Again we nearly choked on our beers laughing watching this clown trying to stay dry. Amazingly enough, despite teetering and tottering , he still did not fall in. But, he could not get the tree back on the boat either. So, with one hand on the motor and one hand over the edge of the boat holding onto the tree, he dragged the submerged Christmas tree along beside the boat back up the lake to create his little “ecosystem”(more like create submerged hazards) in his own back yard.
It was hysterical to watch, and one of the best laughs I’ve had so far this year. And, I still can’t believe that he never fell in.