so our tree that we ditched last week disappeared from the trash pit the next morning. omar was going to snap a photo of it to include in the movie he was making about our tree saga. but it was gone. oh yes. someone took our pitiful tree. i told him if there was a fire on our street this week we would know who snatched it. and then yesterday morning a tree appeared again in the pit. yes, i know it is the time when people start tossing their trees, but it looked eerily similar. omar and i are debating whether it is ours or not. after analyzing the trunk scrapes and cracks, we’ll pretend it is. it makes for a nice ending to the whole story.