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Has anyone started decorating yet?  My wife gets upset with me if I start putting up while our Halloween decorations are up.  It is about time to start getting stuff down and prepping.  My empire santa sleigh needs some work on the runners so I think I will get it down and start working on that to be ready for the roof.  How's everyone doing?

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16 hours ago, Big J Illinois said:

Our display will me dark this year..sold most of the 200 molds off..dont have the storage, or the time anymore. That and the weather..

Big J,

I hope all is ok.  That being said there have been many times when members just needed to take a break.  I have thought about selling everything in the past.  Sometimes you just need to skip it.  

Donna

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Big J

Sounds like a perfect year to get a Grinch and run one strand off the roof. Simple yet says a lot.

 

 

I've got 14 wire deer that I have always had issues keeping from falling over. I got them all down about a month ago and made some bases for them out of wood I had in my scrap pile. Does not look fancy but I keep them on a hill about 100 yards from the road and they will do the job.

I have a pile of old lights that are busted or half working on that I have been messing with to try and get working. 

We do quite a but for Halloween so nothing officially goes up until Nov 1 after all Halloween has been taken down.

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I am glad to hear you are doing good!! Over years most of people I meet on Craigslist to buy blow molds were same way:)

18 hours ago, Big J Illinois said:

Hi all, not fully retired..yet lol.. healthy as can be. I will be a lurking on here from time to time lol.  I always will stay in contact Thanks J

 

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At my church we have started to talk about what we want to do this year for our outdoor Christmas decorations.

Something we want to do is have motion sensor Christmas music at different locations. Has anyone done this before and could you help point us in the right direction as to how to do this? Thanks.

 

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On 10/22/2020 at 6:40 PM, Mark86 said:

At my church we have started to talk about what we want to do this year for our outdoor Christmas decorations.

Something we want to do is have motion sensor Christmas music at different locations. Has anyone done this before and could you help point us in the right direction as to how to do this? Thanks.

 

There are a few way to do I know the way I do it’s not cheapest. I use light o Roma setup and have MP3 director to outdoor sensor.

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Luckily I left about 28000 lights in my three big trees last year, and most of those still work.  I’ve had to replace a few strings, and the top 10 feet of my tallest tree isn’t working, but 28 feet is as far as I can reach this year on my tallest ladder (full knee replacement in late June, so I’m not climbing limbs this year).  I’ve already wrapped all of the redbud trees and crape myrtles I can reach off an eight foot step ladder.  Next week I start  icicle lights and C-9s along the roof line.

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Be careful on those ladders!  I left Xmas lights on a tall oak tree years ago for one year and the colored ones turned clear due to the elements.  I rented one of those bucket devices to install the lights.  Hope to see some pics.

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These are leds, which seem to keep their color.  The funny thing is that for years as I’ve climbed the top 15 feet of this sycamore tree to wrap the limbs I’ve sworn every year I was going to lose weight. Since the surgery I’ve dropped 18 pounds and kept it off, but now I’m in no condition to climb the limbs!  We’ll see if I can keep it off till next year.

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