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About digdug7869

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  • Birthday 09/19/1965

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    http://www.MusicalChristmasLightShow.com

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  • Location
    Kissimmee, Florida, USA
  • Biography
    I have been living in the Orlando area for over 20 years now. Christmas in Florida is a little different since it is usually still warm and there is no snow!! To create the Christmas Spirit I do it with lights!!!
  • Interests
    Traveling, Sun & Fun, Fishing, Boating, Golfing, Gambling, and Christmas Lights of course
  • Occupation
    Real Estate Agent/Investor and I am also a Jack of a Lot of Trades - Like Handyman and Landscaping
  • About my display
    My entire display is not animated currently but I will be doing something this year. I have candy canes lining the yard, snow flakes for the roof line and a couple different airblowns. I am adding not only the animated lights but I am making arches for the driveway, Merry Christmas banner for the roof, and my own version of a mega tree out of mini trees. The biggest project is a 20 foot snowflake on the roof made from several smaller snowflakes that will all dance to the music. It is quite the project so I may not be able to get it all done this year.

    Update December 2010 - got rid of 20ft snowflake and made multi-channels that dance over the entire roof. Moved arches to yard area and added mini trees in between candy canes and put out C6 lights outlining the yard as well.

    Things to do for 2011 - I will be constructing 4 Bi-Colored Arches of White on all - Red, Green, Blue, and Purple with one of each color on seperate arches and will incorporate "Splash Pads" at the base of each
  1. Well this is my very first web site ever!!! It was pretty simple using weebly to edit and publish my site. If anyone wants a simple way to make a web site let me know because even this 46 year old could figure this one out!!! I tried a couple others that could do more stuff but was not as user friendly!!! Here is my new site... http://www.musicalchristmaslightshow.com/ For those of you out there that are "gurus" on web sites let me know if there is anything that I should add or change!!! Thanks!!! Doug
  2. Let there be peace in PC.

    I posted a new forum... Golf Anyone??? Are there more than 2 golfers in PC World!?!?! under the Community Wide Announcements so we will see exactly how many golfers there really are in PC!!!!! I will keep you posted!!!
  3. Let there be peace in PC.

    Well Mike...I have NEVER been to a "national" event so I will start a forum to get a tourney going at the "Plus" in Gatlinburg this year!!! I am sure there is a golf course that could be used...And if all fails...Maybe we could play a round!!! It is beautiful in Gaitlinburg and I may even be able to talk the wifey into going with me!!!! (nt to play golf of course!!!!)
  4. Welcome my firends!!! Thanks for checking me out!!! To see my videos at least until I can get a web site designed go to YouTube and in search bix type/copy paste ChristmasLightsFL and you can see my videos....I will be adding 4 arches with bi-colors for next year with Arch "Pads" and "Spalsh" to them. I will also be adding Jingle Bells by request of a 12 year old girl in my neighborhodd since it is her "Favorite" song as well as a "Techno" version of Jinglr Bells for my wife. I also have a friend that wants my help builfing hid mom a display in Kingman, AZ...so I will be going "Nation Wide" this year!!!

  5. Let there be peace in PC.

    YES!!! I am an AVID golfer...just have not found all of the "Add Ons" for PC...LOL PC should have a golf tourney...maybe they do and I haven't found it yet either!!!
  6. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm Sorry...but at this rate of "ew" posts we will hit 10,000 before the day breaks...LOL
  7. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm Sorry...but ONLY in PC would you see a post like LEA....and understand what it means!!! LOL
  8. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry you aren't having fun Michelle...and for being on the 6631 page of this forum and for NOT reading all of the pages...
  9. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm SORRY I haven't logged into this blog before!!!
  10. I am setting up 4 new circuits to run my lights and LOR units and I have a question for you. Since I already have a wire set of 8 guage with red, black, white & ground - can I use that to run my outlet boxes? I am sure it is an overkill but I wanted to make sure before I spent the time running the wire through the attic. It's hot up there especially here in Florida!!!! I have bought 4 - 15amp breakers and 4 - GFCI outlets with 2 - Double Outside boxes with weather proofing lids. I was planning in running 3/4 inch conduit from the eaves down to reachable height and then connecting it all together. If I ran the 8 guage to a certain spot in the attic and then place a junction box and connect 14/2 Romax since it is easier to work with would that work? Or will I lose the power by going up and down in wire sizes? Thanks for your help!!!!

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