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  1. Hi everyone! I would really appreciate if you all could help me out and vote for me #20 Bittersweet Road, Sylvania in this local holiday lights competition. Thanks in advance!
  2. Well, apparently Black Friday now begins at midnight (they literally can't push it back any earlier any more) so now it isn't at too obscure of a time for me to go. I usually stay up that late anyways. So what stores have the best deals? I live near just about any retailer you could think of, so just post anything you find out. Happy shopping! It's finally the season!!
  3. Raining a lot today... Nothing today. Tomorrow at approx 12pm when I get home, overhaul will begin! Weather hasn't exactly been pleasent, but it's supposed to be in the 50's this long weekend, hope I can get everything up by Friday night! Hopefully I can pick up a bunch of stuff Friday morning/Thursday night because apparently Black Friday now begins at midnight.
  4. I have to wait for the leaves to fall, plants to die, grass trimmed for the last time, and sprinklers shut up. So Thanksgiving weekend, Wednesday, Houston gives me the tho and we will have liftoff.
  5. Hi everyone. It's been waaay too long since I've been on here. I've been really busy with school but with Thanksgiving almost a month away, I've been working on my show. Unfortunately school and other extra curriculars have eaten up all of my time. So right now I am currently working on a "Holiday Mix" of several different classic holiday songs that is 10 minutes long plus a 3 minute intro audio from the light scene from Christmas Vacation and a 1 minute outro from the aftermath of the same scene. I've always have around a 20 minute show composed of 4 or 5 songs, but with so much school work I simply haven't had the time... So I'm just wondering how long everyone else's shows are? Thanks in advance!
  6. I have everything set to go except I don't have windows operating system... Can anyone help me out?
  7. I'm sure I'm really late on this response but if you have the PC controller (IMO the easiest) then you don't want to run your lights off of it all season because then you won't be able to use. What I have done is I use Parallels (or bootcamp which is free and an option on your Mac) which allows me to program my lights on my common computer and when the time comes to hook everything up, I transfer it all to the only Gateway computer and create a show on it. You don't want to run your show off your make unless you're willing to give up your Mac every night your show is on... In short, get Parallels (which allows you to run Windows and Mac OSX at the same time but it costs money to purchase this program) or you can Bootcamp your computer (which is an option built into your Mac that you select how much of your hard drive to partition for Windows use. The only problem is is that you have to shut down your computer and restart it and select the Windows start up as opposed to the Mac start up. But it is free) Hope this helps
  8. Unfortunately I have had the same problem with a few strands here and there. One strand actually allowed for some current to flow thru and that particular strand was completely dead but the rest of the tree was just very very dimly lit. Not quite sure what the problem was but hopefully I'm out of the woods now that everything is set up and ready to go and going. Best of luck to you all
  9. Tonight was my first show! It was a great feeling!
  10. I kind of sounds like the kids were just reiterating what they hear from their parents. That is always a possibility with kids that age. Hopefully that is not the case tho...
  11. That is absolutely incredible! I can't wait to see some of the songs!
  12. H2Opolo15

    TSO Concert!

    I was on the right side of the stage in section 119 so towards the back but only about 1/2 way up. I loved the whole show! I was absolutely blown away!
  13. Lucky! So far I got 1 set of icicle lights up... I still have to put up another layer of those (when they come in...still waiting) and then do the rest of the house. That is my thanksgiving break project.
  14. I keep mine inside to avoid all of the above. You should have more than enough range to reach the viewing area of cars so I think you should try and look for a place inside. Just to be safe. You don't want that $200 investment ruined in one season.
  15. H2Opolo15

    Need a sign

    Definitely check out holidaycoro.com. They have some great, simple signs at an unbeatable price.
  16. H2Opolo15

    LED TV's

    Wow! That' TV looks amazing! It's paper thin!
  17. It really all depends on how many songs and how difficult they all are. You can do anything if you put your mind to it.. That's what my mom says... I still haven't won the lottery and I put my mind to it every day.
  18. I actually run mine until 10 Monday-Thursday and until 12 Friday-Sunday. I think as long as you haven't heard any grumblings from the neighbors you should be ok. What times does your display run from?
  19. Yeah, there is zip ties or you could use electrical tape? I've done that as well
  20. H2Opolo15

    new to this

    That's what we call working on your lights displays too....
  21. H2Opolo15

    new to this

    Welcome to PC! There is a lot of "stuff" that goes into making a display so I guess you need to come up with some specific questions ASAP because most of us have started or are going to start putting up lights soon. Welcome to the addiction!
  22. Let me know when you're done using it so I can use it after. I'm in the same predicament.
  23. I start the day I get home for Thanksgiving break! So probably the Tuesday night or Wednesday morning! And the lights come on (hopefully) by that Saturday and if not then that Sunday and don't go off until after New Year.s
  24. I can understand that. Altho I am a college student so I have a very similar problem. Haha
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