Friday, December 19, 2008
This is the first year we have put any Christmas lights up outside, and our lights are pretty meager compared to what our neighbors have up. Imagine living on a street with 3 houses that try to compete with National Lampoon's Christmas. I would rather have money for groceries than to pay for such an extensive light display! We spent $70 at Lowe's on the lights that you see, and they were on sale 50% off!
We were both sick when we were trying to get these up. I was crazy cold outside too - like 20 degrees. Not fun.
We also have a box of lights that match lights that all our neighbors have. They are clear lights that sit in a little posts, and everyone puts them around the perimeter of their yard. We tested ours before we put the out they worked. We spent several hours, in the freezing weather, sniffing and coughing the whole time, putting them up. Then we turned them on. Nothing. Out of like 5 strands of lights, not a single light came on. We called it quits and yanked them up.
I hope we're not sick when we do this next year!