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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-25-2006, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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christmas lights pics

has anyone got there lights up for christmas yet . my wife had me start today. first house and its my first time hanging lights up outside. i killed a good couple hours doing this. ive only hang up some in the front and some on the side . when i get my pics done i will post them . so lets see those light people .
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Good thread... I was going to create the same thread once I got pics of mine. Just hung mine Friday. First time at the new house so it took me a while to figure out where to put what.

I got alot of stuff but lost alot of stuff this year. If something don't work I just throw it out. It can take a long time to get a strand of lights to work if they don't work right when you plug them in. And I make too much money per hour to waste it screwing with a $7 set of lights!

But anyway, I still have

8' frosty
6' tall by 8' wide raindeer in a sled
8' tall christmas tree
1 raindeer standing wire dilly
lots of candy canes along the front walk.
a Merry Christmas lighted sign
and of coarse tons of lights.

I'm thinking about getting some more lights n stuff... maybe stop on my way home..




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I just hung some at my place yesterday. Also my first house and first time doing it. I did a couple strands of Icecicle lights along the porch.



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Good thread... I was going to create the same thread once I got pics of mine. Just hung mine Friday. First time at the new house so it took me a while to figure out where to put what.

I got alot of stuff but lost alot of stuff this year. If something don't work I just throw it out. It can take a long time to get a strand of lights to work if they don't work right when you plug them in. And I make too much money per hour to waste it screwing with a $7 set of lights!

But anyway, I still have

8' frosty
6' tall by 8' wide reindeer in a sled
8' tall christmas tree
1 reindeer standing wire dilly
lots of candy canes along the front walk.
a Merry Christmas lighted sign
and of course tons of lights.

I'm thinking about getting some more lights n stuff... maybe stop on my way home..
sorry the spelling nazi in me just had to fix it.

Once I get a house, I am going to run my lights using PLCs. On/Off/synch to music and such.

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I dunno that we're doing any exterior lights this year... there's hardly a weekend between now and New Year's that we aren't either busy or out of town, and it's dark by the time we get home from work.

(And I was gonna be a scrooge and not do a tree this year, since I'm worried about the cats wreaking havoc on it, but I think Chris will win this battle)
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Yeah I'm not sure if I am putting up a tree...it's just me and my wife...but something wouldn't feel right if we didn't have one. So I dont know...



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Yeah I'm not sure if I am putting up a tree...it's just me and my wife...but something wouldn't feel right if we didn't have one. So I dont know...
That's where we're at... it's just us, and we'll be outta town for 9 days... BUT, it just won't be the same coming home in the evenings, and NOT sitting in the warm glow of the Christmas tree.
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That's where we're at... it's just us, and we'll be outta town for 9 days... BUT, it just won't be the same coming home in the evenings, and NOT sitting in the warm glow of the Christmas tree.
And much like your cats...my dog will eat that tree for dinner.



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And much like your cats...my dog will eat that tree for dinner.
Precisely what I'm afraid of!!
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Precisely what I'm afraid of!!
That tree would be just a large chew toy to him.



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That tree would be just a large chew toy to him.
Ah, I'm not even sure they'll eat the tree so much as just destroy every ornament we've collected over the years.
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Ah, I'm not even sure they'll eat the tree so much as just destroy every ornament we've collected over the years.
Electrocution city for the pup.



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too many lights?



great site here


http://www.planetchristmas.com/ShowingOff2004.htm not my house
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Wow.



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Ah, I'm not even sure they'll eat the tree so much as just destroy every ornament we've collected over the years.
That's exactly what will happen. We have awaken to ornaments all over the living room the last 3-4 years. Last year, our cat actually pulled several feet of christmas lights off the tree. We have kids so we put up decorations every year. So far, the cat hasn't touched the tree yet. Hopefully, this won't be a problem this year.
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That's exactly what will happen. We have awaken to ornaments all over the living room the last 3-4 years. Last year, our cat actually pulled several feet of christmas lights off the tree. We have kids so we put up decorations every year. So far, the cat hasn't touched the tree yet. Hopefully, this won't be a problem this year.
Oh geez... as brilliant and crafty as our cats are, I can sooo imagine them doing that.
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That's a hecka light bill.......
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Gas your house is gonna look like the F'n North pole. I gotta see it.
Its not that much... as I said I lost alot this year. And I just refuse to buy anything at the inflated prices they are now. I buy most of my stuff after the holiday at 50-75% off.

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Tater... you are identifing one of my problems. I like my decor. Its not too much or gaudy(sp?)!




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we am not putting up a tree this year nor do we do lights... i call my parents "Chevy" (Chase) b/c they get bigger and brighter every year, but my hubby wasnt raised around that kinda thing, so he doesnt really get into it, and I dont have time to do it on my own, as for the tree, i used to compromise and have a small one, but then either the dogs or the cats would destroy it, we tried the big tree a couple years, but it was so bad with my cats that I dont put my nice ornaments on it, i cant put ribbons on it, and i used to have to keep the broom and dust pan behind the tree to clean up several times a day...*sighs*
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