So tonight my husband had about 2 minutes of free time so he grabbed the Christmas tree and set it up in only 30 seconds literally. We were super smart and kept the lights connected when we packed it up last year. However the middle section is not working. We are trying to fix that part. So, now the tree with have time to "settle" as my mother has said to us all the years she has put up her Christmas trees. Let the settling begin! I love the holidays!