Which means I can take better pictures of the tree, which also, unfortunately, give you better pictures of the mess:
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Now the observant observer will notice that the star, so bright last night, is not lit. The brightness should have been a warning sign that something was wrong. Here's a picture of some of the damage:
So the star is now unplugged. (It wasn't for those pictures, it was just burnt out.) There was once another star, too large for our tree so we put it on the smaller one, but it seems to have gone missing. So I improvised and produced this:
I don't have anything more to say.