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Went LIVE last night around 8:30pm...with a couple of annoying goofs! I forgot I had a background sequence in my show for lighting the radio sign from last year. Well this year I used that same channel for the new strobes on the right side of my display. Needless to say, I was being STROBED constanly :) I kept thinking I forgot to clear out the channels in all the sequences that I reused for the Strobes...So, I went back and edited all the sequences, trying to find the problem...nope! Background sequence...

Looks alot better now. Still in a massive state of sequence editing. This year I doubled my channels from 32 to 64 and when to all RED and White. So, now all my sequences from last year are all white, and I have to add in the RED. This is a major task. If you come by to see it, cut me some slack for a week or too, while I shake out the bugs. :)

Merry Christmas

Mike

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If its not pouring and just sprinkles today, then We might be done by this evening or tomorrow.

We have all of the wire frames and most of th lights up, Just gotta finnish the mega tree and run all of the extensions out to the yard.

I have been already working on the sequences for a month so hopefully with a few quirks and kinks everything will just work.

We do have a side project going with some 2k light driveway arches, But I dont know if they will be finnished in time for opening night on Dec 1'st.. :(

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We put our lights up last weekend (Nov 27/28). They went on the Sunday night. There is still a little tweaking to do and adding a plywood "Gingy" cutout before Friday - our official "Light-up" where we'll be throwing on the switch for the mini-trees and the Lights and Sounds of Christmas, as well as eating goodies and drinking hot chocolate!. I thought of waiting until Friday to put up all the lights but they were looking good so why not put them up as soon as we could :)

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Our lights are on, though I'm not completely finished with the setup. I still have a few smaller things to do, such as make the "tune radio to..." sign and put lights on the a-frame of the roof. But, we're about 90% done. After I finish that up, I'll have to start building sequences. So far, I've been rocking 3 I've downloaded from lorsequences.com. That has helped me get the 'vision' for what it could be. But, then again, I may just not get the time to build my own this year with a newborn.

If anyone is in the Decatur area, swing by "Napa Valley Way SW" road. We'll be running our wanna-be-show until 10pm every night, weather permitting.

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Sounds good, but make sure you take a deep breath! Your show will be a gift to your area.

Larry

Our lights are on, though I'm not completely finished with the setup. I still have a few smaller things to do, such as make the "tune radio to..." sign and put lights on the a-frame of the roof. But, we're about 90% done. After I finish that up, I'll have to start building sequences. So far, I've been rocking 3 I've downloaded from lorsequences.com. That has helped me get the 'vision' for what it could be. But, then again, I may just not get the time to build my own this year with a newborn.

If anyone is in the Decatur area, swing by "Napa Valley Way SW" road. We'll be running our wanna-be-show until 10pm every night, weather permitting.

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