I decided to lean the tree against the window and get some rope. When I returned with the rope, I tied the tree to a flower-hanging bracket on the wall. What a beautiful Christmas image...a giant fir tree tied to the wall with bright yellow, red, and green rope. But all was well and I put on the lights and garland. I built a fire, ate supper by the lights of the tree and went to bed.
4 AM....a loud crash! The tree fell over. Note to self: don't tie a tree to only one side of the wall.
7 AM...I found the strength to lift the tree with my sore arms, untangle the lights and garland (which were in a knotted mess) and retie the tree (on both sides this time).
I sure could use a Christmas tree cupcake!