Here is a special recipe to help you keep your tree fresh if you get a real one. Take one or two-quart bottles of water and add two tablespoons of lemon juice. Then add one tablespoon of sugar and finally up to a tablespoon of bleach.
I've been driving the same road to get to work for seventeen years and today was the first time I made contact with a deer. Actually, officer, the deer ran into me. I saw him coming from the right, trying to run fast enough to get in front of my pickup and get to the other side of the road. He was unsuccessful.