...that he'd strung the lights upside-down. The innie plug was at the bottom and he needed an outie.
So ... y'all are gonna do the upside-down tree thing this year?
Ouch... THAT is a PITA!
Rev and NFO - fortunately another string of lights was found that could be wound from top to bottom to correct the problem without starting over.This was at my nephew's house, demonstrating why I myself have an artificial, pre-lit tree.
He needed an extension cord.