We did it!!! We finally finished our tree. Now it feels like Christmas, good thing it's in four days!!! We will probably leave our tree up until after Fiona comes in January. She is bringing us some goodies from our families, so in a way she is kind of like Santa, eh?
The idea of the tree came as a prototype product for the boys to make to sell. Here Scotty is welding the tubing on that holds the candles.
The tree completely collapses and uses simple gravity/tension to hold on the branches.
It holds 16 candles, which are just as much for lighting (power cuts and all) as they are for atmosphere. As you can see here, it completely lights up our living room (or "sal bi" in Wolof).
Merry Christmas guys!!!