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  1. Roger - I would be interested in learing what and how you accomplished this. If you can, please drop any detailed information that you have on this as I am very interested.
  2. When I wanted to find out information or learn about RGB just like you, I found Holiday Coro to have very good information. Here is the link to his video's. They will answer questions for you and cause you to have more questions. Overall, they are very useful. http://www.holidaycoro.com/kb_results.asp?ID=15
  3. OK - I have to ask this question, but let me tell you what is going on first. My mother in law wants to have Thanksgiving together as a family in the Carolina's renting a cabin. This would be for the entire Thanksgiving week and returning on the Saturday after. The only problem with this is that I would have to have my entire display put up and ready to run the week prior to leaving for the trip. This allows for many things. 1 - kids in the area have been known to vandalize things. 2 - my display would be up and unatended to for a week with no one at my house. So the question is this - would you take the risk to have your display up and no one around the house for a week? Help me decide what to do please
  4. I will also bring my RGB modules that I ordered from Holiday Coro - this is only a test set just to see how they look.
  5. I know it is kind of late notice - but I will be there - bringing my son, friend and his son as well - Total of 4 Can't wait.
  6. Bob - I have sent you a PM on your request. I will not be doing a show this year - 1 major project during this time of year is enough. I have that project already as my wife is expecting our third child January 1st.
  7. You know, the Lord works in mysterious ways. He wanted me to take the year off for some reason, now I know why. Last week we found out the my wife - Maria - is pregnant. She is about 9 or 10 weeks along. This puts the delivery in late December or early January. The Lord knew that there was no way I could do two major projects around the house without faltering on one of them, so he made sure that I would be able to devote my time to getting things ready for the baby and being there for my wife 100%. I will be back next year bigger and better. Can't wait to show our Christmas lights to our new baby.
  8. Thanks Bill. The family has stated that it won't be the same this year. But they do understand the reason.
  9. Not sure. I know it will seem strange to not have the show, but I also think it would be even stranger to see just a few trees. Besides, what would they do?
  10. It is a hard decision, but I have decided to take this year off. The wife and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary and will be taking our vacation late in the year. Also we would like to start applying some money to the landscape of the yard. This time off will allow me to do several things around the house, as well as to save (hopefully) some money to add additional items for next year. Don't worry - I am not getting out - just taking a year off
  11. If you are looking for flower easels to make into mini trees, let me know. I have a contact at a local funeral home that says he can get me almost all that I want, big and small. If there is an interest in these, I will check into the shipping costs and do what I can to assist other PC members.
  12. I agree - go with North Poles. I have 51 of them outlining the entire perimeter of my corner lot. If you would like some information on how I did them, send me a PM with your email address and I will forward some information to you. View my video's of last year to see them in action (warning - some of the video is not the best due to cheap camcorder with limited controls) Better video to be uploaded and complete website re-design this year.
  13. Well if any of you find yourself with an abundant amount of lights that you will not be using this year, feel free to share with others that are in areas of less fortune (no lights to be found in any Wal-Mart 2 weeks prior to Christmas) I can be reached at [email protected] if you would like to sell any of your New Red, Green or Clear Wal-Mart minis.
  14. I probably already know the outcome to this thread but just had to post it anyway. I am looking to buy Wal Mart 100 count Red and Green mini's on green wire. I will take any number of boxes that can be found. I will pay actual shipping cost to 34953. If you have some please send me a PM. Our Wal Mart stores have been out of lights since before Christmas. Any help in locating these would be greatly appreciated.
  15. Just broke the 30,000 light threshold this year. 128 channels of LOR Holdman Star 51 North Poles (outline of corner lot) 12' semi Mega Tree (8 channels ea of Red, Green and White) 28 mini trees 1 Leaping Arch Red, Green and White for the whole house 900 lights around each window (300 of each color) 474 SW Pea Ct Port St Lucie FL if you are in PSL, you will want to take Darwin Blvd south to Becker Rd as Becker Rd is closed at PSL Blvd.
  16. I am Thankful for all the friends that I have made, and all the friends that I have to make yet here at PC. Without their help by standing by me when I was down, giving me the encouragement to continue (you know who you are), helping me to understand what I was getting myself into, answering all the dumb questions that I had and telling me that there is a light at the end of the long road I would not have been able to complete the huge project. I am Thankful for these friends that I have made as they assisted me in growing both personally by helping me complete the project and spiritually by allowing me to give testimony to the greatest Christmas that I and my family have had in a long time. The feeling of accomplishment and the joys of meeting new people and sharing my feelings about Christ was at time overpowering for me. Thank You! I can not wait for this year - being our 2nd year - I know it will surpass my feelings from last year.
  17. I jumped in with both feet last year with 128 channels. There were many times that I wanted to throw in the towel and just give up - I was overwhelmed with the size of the project. After many sleepless nights and a lot more grey hair, and help from friends and family I was able to accomplish the show. If I was to start all over again, I would stick with the PC Newbie motto
  18. OK - I wont ask how you know - did you get the tree from him? Hey I am not asking how you know, just want to know if you got it. If so that is great and I hope you did. We should get together sometime with a few others in the St Lucie and Martin county area and throw around some ideas.
  19. Bob - just a follow up on the Mega Tree - is it still available?
  20. Just another bump to see if anyone has any available.
  21. 5 - 6 foot is BIG on a single story home. I will see if I can find a daytime picture of my star as well as provide some other stats like the height of the roof where it is located and distance from the road. That may help give you a better perspective on size. The biggest problem with the holes, is needing to know what you are going to put in them. I used the C-7 vampire plugs with SPT-2 wire on the back. The actual socket would fall straight through the hole, but once put the wire on the socket it would not fall through the front, then when I put the bulb in, it would not fall through the back. The socket has the clip that I bent out to give it a little tension and the bulb was drawn up tight to the wood.
  22. I followed the plans that Richard Holdman did and completed mine last year. I scaled it down as I did not need it that big. Mine is just under 4' tall and made with 3/4" ply. I then completed all my measurements and spaced all my lights out - I think 120 of them. I used 7 watt C-7's. I have attached a picture of the house so that you can see the star. I think I still have the template that I used. I will have to check and make sure though - at work at the moment. If I still have it, I may be able to help you out with it. As far as making it to the mini this year, I am not sure on that at this time. Lets chat some and see what we can come up with.
  23. Does anyone have any good locations where I can find some good Techno Christmas Music? I am playing with the possibility of having themed music nights this year - Techno night - Traditional night - Contemporary night.
  24. I went in and updated my profile information (re-typed me email address) and I am still not getting the email notifications. I know people have changed their email address, but I don't want to do this as I don't want to have to go to another website to get me email just for PC. I use outlook to download my email from Comcast.
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