Can you tell I'm just a teensy bit excited? lol, I am jumping up and down and yelling 'YAHOO!!!!!!' at the top of my lungs and leaping and dancing around. I think I'm 5 or 6 again. Oh my gosh, I can't believe it!! I couldn't afford to get both a real tree stand AND a real tree and my best friend told me they were putting up an artificial tree this year and we could use their real tree stand!!! So, we brought home the tree stand last night and every time I see it, I just want to squeal with delight. We haven't been able to get a real tree in at least 9 years. I could go on and on. oh, and did I tell you all yet that we're getting a REAL CHRISTMAS TREE?!!!!!!! I can't wait!! we will go this Tuesday, most likely.