Well, between Spencer and me - we've been sick the entire month of December and are finally I think getting better. We ended up having the tree up for about 3 days - wasn't sure if it was going up at all.
Dave came to visit - he did go home with a bit of what we had, but not as bad. The laundry broke during December - took about 2 weeks to get it fixed - but it's now fixed and we have a new laundry room (had to redo the entire thing - while sick).
Now to relax for a day or two before getting back into the swing of things.