Jump to content

Darlene Pino

  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited


13 Good

About Darlene Pino

  • Birthday 04/28/1950

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Location
    Albany, Georgia (Southwest Ga.)
  • Biography
    Christmas Light newbie as of 2008
    I am the official Court Reporter for US District Court in Albany, Georgia. My husband, John, is the IT Director for the City of Albany and Dougherty County. He's the computer whiz, I'm the artist.
    A great combination for Animated lighting!
    Pet Psychic.
  • Interests
    Christmas lights, dog behavior and training, artist,
  • Occupation
    Court Reporter, dog Trainer
  • About my display
    Our first display will be Dec 2008,
    We have six LOR controllers and a DMX controller. I plan to do my own creations with a dog and Santa theme for 2008. Snoopy & Peanuts for 2009 adding a mega tree.

    Woo Hoo, it is going to be a fun Christmas! Now who is going to take all this stuff down come January???

Recent Profile Visitors

4,173 profile views
  1. Be sure to install cameras at eye level so it can get a good capture of a face. You can hide them in bushes, and other places so they are not conspicuous. A common mistake for cameras is to put them up high so they presumably cover more area, but who can be identified by the top of their head? Not many. Make sure you have a place to store your videos for at least a month or two. Sometimes they become evidence and you won't be notified of the need for several months, especially if there is a car accident in front of your house or someone claims to have tripped on your wires.
  2. I remember getting one last year that looked like this one but we didn't chose to participate.
  3. What do you mean by Do it yourself? Clarify, please.
  4. Got this email today. -------Original Message------- From: Christmas Casting Date: 12/27/13 18:27:31 To: [email protected] Subject: ABC's The Great Christmas Light Fight We are trying to reach you again regarding the show. I don't think we heard back from you last time around. Please give us a call ASAP if you are interested in applying for season 2. Thanks, Kristina Hauser 818-934-4312 Casting Director The Great Christmas Light Fight [email protected]
  5. I believe I read field paint like for sports fields. I know from personal experience, if I'm spray painting something on the grass in the winter, it is not visible when springtime comes with the new sprouts. Some people use Liquid Gypsum, but not recommended for high alkaline soils.
  6. Christmas lights etc has a sale, Home Depot has 50% off. If there is anything left at Lowes, it is probably 75% off by now. Home Depot usually goes to about the tenth or 15h of January before they go 75% off. Target should have good sales by now.
  7. The police like to park in front of our lights to do their paperwork. I love it! That and the security cameras, warnings and two large BARK-ALARMS (dogs) works quite well. We haven't had a problem in 5 years.
  8. To late for 2013, but you can start buying on sale now for 2014. You can rent an snow machine and buy lots of blocks of ice to make it. You can use one of those Snow Light Flurries machines to simulate snow and snowflakes falling that is projected onto your house. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2fN5vLoyYM Artificial snow is very very expensive. But if you limit the area, it won't cost so much. http://www.sno-wonder.com/?gclid=CPu3pqiq0bsCFUho7Aod7lIAEA You can paint your grass white. It wont kill it. In the springtime the new growth will overcome any paint. I live in Southern Georgia, nearly tropical climate, and we don't get snow. The grass always comes back green in the spring. for the gate, can you hang Icicle lights (Gemmy LED icicles http://www.gemmy.com/LightShow_Shooting_Star_Icicle_Light_String_p/82063.htm) on the gate to look like icicles?
  9. I have to add to my tough year: The day after I got released from the doctor about the broken foot, i tore a ligament in my knee. Yikes, another year of healing! I hope the third time is the charm and no more injuries!
  10. here is the link: http://www.command.com/3MContentRetrievalAPI/BlobServlet?lmd=1379960332000&locale=en_WW&assetType=MMM_Image&assetId=1273659903634&blobAttribute=ImageFile
  11. Something I have always had in the planning stages but have not done is using rotating tree stands to put Skaters or dancers on. They rotate one direction then turn around and rotate back, so the cord doesn't get tangled. I thought that might be good for a twirling skater on a pond. I bought a bunch at Hobby Lobby after Christmas for 75% off with that idea. You might like to try something like that.
  12. Welcome to Planet Christmas and I love your display!
  13. No, we don't get snow at all where I live. If snow is a problem for you, then you might want to use all lights like suggested in a previous post.
  • Create New...