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The windstorm from Wednesday knocked my mega tree to the ground. Alas, not the best way to begin the season. The structure is back up, the lights detangled, the extension cords.... still tangled, and I am coooooold! The lights will go up today or tomorrow or the day after but they go up. Sigh.

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I feel your pain with the mega tree coming down it happened to me 2 years ago 1 week before we were set to go live. The worst part was i got to watch it over and over again on my survelliance cameras. So i decided last year 1.5 inch galvanized pipe. I have a tube concreted 4 feet in the ground that i just slide my mega tree pole into. I also use guide wires as a precaution. Once that baby goes down your never the same lololololol.

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Ha ha. That is true. My pole is a 1 1/4 galvanized steel water pipe. I am using Darryl Brown's design from last year with a 5-way screw in base. My guy wire stakes popped out of the ground like a champagne cork, them the pole bent ever so slightly at the thread and then.... bam! Took me two days to get it back up. (I just finished and am ready to collapse). Today I went to my day job to "rest" from the Xmas lights setup, ha! I am back on track and will be done with the entire show by tomorrow (minus the season long tweaks). I am happy.

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Well, Christmas Heller Style is finally up and running. I still have some tweaks to make to the programs and I have to fix a mistake in some of my voice-overs but the lights are dancing out there! YEA! Now maybe I can finish up my website and get some video!

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We opened Thanksgiving night...Ever since then we have had about 200 people come by every weekend...We are going to be on the radio and in a local paper coming out next Friday so we are expecting a huge crowd next weekend...

People really like the Frosty and Santa characetrs outside to take pictures with...We are going to have to close tonight though because of this heavy rain...We have yet to have a snow fall and weather.com is not expecting one in our part for another two weeks...

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Western NY here! Hoping to have my first show this year! Working on the logistics while off from work for the week. Planning planning planning... Thank God my wife says she's on board with this little endeavor! I hope she stays that way! lol

Gotta say, you are starting it off right by planning this early. And having the family behind you will go a long way. :)

Good luck,

Jeff

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Hi Fellas (and Ladies?)

Jeff in Syracuse, NY here. I'm sure the rest of you are enjoying the mild winter. Had my first display this year, 16 LOR channels and 16K or so lights. My lovely bride and I took 95% of them down yesterday. I am doing the presale thing this year...I need a second job.

70 inches of snow behind last year at this time....hmmmmm. I also said that if I ever won mega millions, I would buy a concrete company and make Lake Ontario into a parking lot.

Anyways, eagerly reading any and all posts. Happy and Healthy New Year to all!!!

Jeff K

East Syracuse, NY

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