So I finally took down the Christmas tree today. Yes, it's been over three weeks since Christmas. I've actually been procrastinating to replace the spot with new furniture. I believe it's safe to say that we got our money's worth out of the tree. Prior to purchasing our first Christmas tree as a couple, I was afraid that Russell would not be happy to hear what a real tree costs. I took him to look at artificial trees, where some of them wanted over $1k for a 9 or 10 footer! Since our real tree held up for over two months, we plan to buy next year's from the same place.