The Postcards Magazine (Piney Woods Edition) has hit the mailboxes !!! Sandra and I are in this edition of the magazine in the "Do you know" section.
We held off saying anything unitl it published. We are hoping the electronic edition posts soon. When it does we will let everyone know the web address to go take a look at it .. and yes .. you get to see my smiling face .. (Why are people screaming and children crying?)
More soon !!!
Have you ever had an AHH HAA moment turn in to an OHH <hey..this is a Christmas site> moment? Well I did last night. Here is the "rest of the story".
Last year a rebroadcast station landed on our frequency. It is a low power station, but its rebroadcasting a licensed station and I didnt want any issues with the FCC , so when we built the new North Pole sign we updated the frequency and moved to 87.9.. GREAT idea... looks FANTASTIC ... but........................ I didnt realize that my Ramsey wouldnt transmit on it ...
Seems our Ramsey FM25B low power transmitter operates in the frequency range of 88Mhz to 108Mhz. So now.. we are going to have new signs made and I found an open freq here at 94.3...
We are in full near panic mode ... again... Time is creeping up on us and we are still hamering out some of the display elements and I (of course) am pondering NEW things that I really shouldnt be worried about for this year but I cant help it .. Its a disease and I have a full blown case of it...
The TRAIN IS COMING BACK !!! After last years disappointment with the suspended train we have had the train repiared/replaced (THANK YOU BACHMANN!!! ) and we have retired the suspended portion of the display. We are moving the train out under the MegaTree... How?? keep watching .. I'm not giving it away just yet, but I think everyone will like it. We added the pieces we needed to complete our G-Scale track in LGB brass so the issues we have always had should be a thing of the past.... stay tuned for more....
I have picked up the bug for DMX, RGB light stings and intelligent pixel control. I REALLY doubt we will see any of it this year, but WOW .. what we are going to be able to add.... Only stipulation to it all is form Sandra (Mrs. Claus.. bet you didnt know her name was Sandra .. did ya ??? ) I cant turn the display into something for StarWars!!... hehehe...
Thats a wrap for now .. I have a long weekend with a ton of details to iron out .. so I will post again very soon ...
Thanks for coming to the site .. come often .. we hope to make 2012 a GREAT year ...
Exciting day. Postcards came by the house today and sat with me and Sandra for the interview. It was an interesting experience. Of course at the end of it all, I had a case of the "Oh MAN .. I wish I would have said this, or showed him that ... "
Oh well .. it was fun ..
Only thing is now that the interview is done I cant help but remember the movie "The Incredible Mr. Limpit" with Don Knotts... I keep hearing the fish telling him .. careful, careful, careful what you wish!!!
Since we are out in country a bit.. we always joked that the only people that really saw our display was Santa Claus and low flying aircraft ... now.... people will KNOW ABOUT US .. and WHERE WE LIVE !! hahahahahahahaha... <gulp>
Bob and Sandra Moody.