The trip to SC this weekend didn't happen quite as well as I'd hoped (the friend I was going to see was sick), but generally it was a good trip. It was great visiting my brother at school and meeting some of his fellow dorm inhabitants :-)
Most of today was spent getting Mammoth Tree (tm) set up. I decided to go ahead and set it up, partly because of the size... I wasn't sure it was going to fit in my living room. It did, though, and there was enough clearance at the top to get a star up there as well. It turned out pretty well, even without the "included" instructions. The rest of the Christmas decoration I'll take care of this weekend, after Thanksgiving.