With that done we really had to get the tree up. These were the only two things that needed to be done because I could not complete them myself. So the day before surgery Jeff put the tree up and got the lights on.
His surgery was scheduled to last an hour and he had the first time slot of the day. As it turned out, the tear in his shoulder was so bad it took the surgeon two hours and fifteen minuted to complete. Recovery time out of the anesthesia was pretty easy so before we knew it I was taking him home. He felt so good we stopped at our favorite dive for a late breakfast.
Once he was home, I got him settled in his recliner for the rest of the day and I put the ornaments on the tree. Since my job was going to be watching him closely for the next few days, I got the house cleaned and decorated for the holidays in no time. I even wrapped the presents and put them under the tree!