My goodness! This 12 ft artificial tree we bought last year for half off after Christmas is a MONSTER! It was a chore just for dh to set it up (though it clicks in easy and the lights connect that way). Then it all needed "fluffing". I think that took me 2 or 3 hours just to do that and that is with mom helping a bit with the first bottom section.
And during the whole process I don't know how many times I answered the same questions about it over and over with my mom. DH got the stuff put out at the front door area for me. I did get the little piano top decorated and my sofa table and fireplace mantle done. I decided to put the smaller 7.5 ft tree in the corner of the dining room, so dh did get that one set up for me. That one now seems a piece of cake to set up compared to the Monster. And it looks so puny, LOL. I do have a full set of blue and silver ornaments that I used to use when I had a white tree, so I'll use that on this tree.
This morning mom got up a little after I did but said she didn't feel so good, so I suggested maybe she go back to bed for awhile.......hence I had time to write this post!
Today we'll get that smaller tree decorated and mom should be able to help more with that due to the size of the tree. I'll also get my village set up in the loft upstairs and maybe/hopefully get the garland on the stair railings. If not, there is always tomorrow.