We’re in the Season of Light, now. If you had any doubt you only have to drive around your neighborhood. Some went up before Thanksgiving! Many went up on Thanksgiving weekend. I understood that, but I, as you know, hold out until December.
Last year’s lights.
So dutifully, on December 3, I got out our lights and started the process of putting them up. I’d bought new ones for our fence last year and had marked them “West End,” “Middle,” “East End.” Good planning, right? Should’ve been a snap.
However, the day I needed to work on it was when I caught Bob’s cold. I really couldn’t wait because the temps were dropping the next day. (And boy did they. From a high of 84 to a high of 54, with the winds at 20 to 25 mph!)
The second thing is I had to use the plug on the garage because when we fixed the plumping with a new lift, it had to get plugged into one of the sockets in back of the house. The other outlet has the plugs to our cameras.
Which leads to the third thing. The connector between the garage and the house (maybe you call it a “breezeway”?) is finished, and I wanted to put some lights there, too. (I do love the breezeway. Will be perfect when it’s raining.)
The different color of concrete is because new concrete got laid when the garage was built.
Adding the new area meant I needed more lights. I tried to use some old lights I had left over from previous Christmases. Just string lights. Should have been okay after untangling them. 🙂
However, not all plugs are the same. And not all receptacles are the same. Some of the lights had prongs the same size. Some had one prong larger than the other. You can’t mix those strings! So I bought another string of lights, and was able to use one of the ones from last year.
The entire fence has lights on it.
They are not all the same color.
Most are a cool color. (closest to the left of pic) Others are more yellow. (those farther away.) These are all colored lights. You wouldn’t think that you could see a difference, but I can.
I mentioned the winds and cold temps came blustering in.
So I’m not changing these lights. They are up for this year. I still need to get the wreaths up, which are not up as of this writing, but between the temps, wind, and my cold (which is almost gone), the wreaths will have to wait.
Doesn’t show quite as bad in this pic.
So, tell me about your adventures with lights. Do you hang them? Do you pay someone else to put them up? Is it something you used to do, but don’t anymore? Love to hear from you. 🙂
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