Saturday was Christmas tree day. The tree that I bought at the flea market was purchased because I wanted a 9 ft tree for my new living room and I found a bargain. Despite Drew's effort & expertise, the lights could no be saved and new lights had to be purchased & strung. We braved Walmart on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, in the cold rain. (Note to self: Always buy more lights than you think you need. You can always take extras back later.) Short version of the day... 1750 mini LED lights, 3 hours and an extra trip to Walmart... my 9 foot tree was lit.