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Anybody Hanging Lights Yet? I Started Today :-)


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It felt good to get the boxes out, open things up and start hanging lights today. I just put up the first group of icicle lights on the roof.. It wasn't much but it sure felt good. I have been thinking about it for months and building things all summer. It's time to do something!. My neighbor looked up and said, "I see you're at it again." Yup! The crazy neighborhood Christmas guy is at it again. They sure do seem to like it come Thanksgiving though. Anybody else already 'at it?'

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Have not hung any lights yet but have the mega tree tower up 30 ft, the stageing and repair tent is up, new underground two 200 amp ckt boxs ready to mount to pull from. Will start pulling things from storage this week for test and repair. We are changeing location to coner lot beside our house this year so had to redo most everything. The projecter area and screen frame also go up this week. We are adding a Laser system this year from our Laser Display company so I have to file for a permit with CDCR, that should not be a problem. I will be using a 5.5 watt pure light laser with a 10 pos table for full color. Want be doing any sky beams and eveything will be termated and rear screen should be ok with that. Good luck hanging lights and remember the fall is not what hurts its the sudden stop.

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WOW! Your system makes mine sound pretty minor. Sorry I asked!

NO display is minor, all the hard work and time spent is a labor of love and joy thats what its all about. I have been lucky enough to run across some great people and deals here on PC and without there help I would be lost.

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NO display is minor, all the hard work and time spent is a labor of love and joy thats what its all about. I have been lucky enough to run across some great deals here on PC and without there help I would be lost.

Roger my friend you absolutly right. Preach on!!!

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Just looked at the calendar yesterday and projected start date for hanging is Oct. 6th! I usually start mid October but I think I am going to speed it up a week this year. I will start on the roof as usual. Get the 88 string outline done (4 colors), and then the new strobes I am adding this year. Last year I added white LED strobes to the roof, and now red, blue, and green too! Going to take some extra time so starting earlier is a must I think. Best wishes to everyone and BE SAFE!

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I appreciate everyone's comments and input. I am having more trouble than usual getting stuff up this year because of my work travel schedule. I hope to get some stuff up on the roof today. keep updating each other on how we're doing! And everybody remember: Everybody keep em lighting!

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I got an email last night inviting me to a neighborhood meeting to address the traffic problem I generated last year. The kindly invited me to attend next week. I guess I'll have to start slowly in order to prevent them from panicking. :wacko:

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Anybody else get paranoid about putting lights up too early? I'm always scared that the longer they're out in the elements, the quicker they'll deteriorate due to rain, sunlight, etc. Or am I way off here?

I agree i have to replace alot of lights because the color has faded because of the sun.
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Got started on My Stable today, hope to get the roof on towmarrow.

Will have bales of hay around the base stacked two high, building a Shepheard out of PVC got the head today for him to go with my 3 blow mold sheep, will keep making another person every year. And will have my Blow Mold Star above the stable.

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Got the top on the carasel My Coroplast came in friday will get it monday to go around the top.

HAVING TONSSSS OF FUN

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With it snowing up here in the Edmonton area & with temps in the -4c (about 24.8f) you get some motatvation to put up lights because it can really get cold. However all my lights are up on the house as they never came down. They are nicely tucked away in the J-channels. I will be setting up the outside display items very soon.

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Well the weather here is nice in Cape Breton so i decided to put up the lights around the eaves , around the railing , around the windows,put the snowman faces and the wreaths on the shutters saturday i put the net lights on the trees in front of the house also put the flashing lights i forget the name of them 12 all total in trees also this was all done in about a 3 week period today i was going to put out the snowflakes above the trees but it is raining see what tomorrow brings Blair

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