Well on Friday and Saturday (11/21 and 11/22) we got six inches of rain. Water was up to places we had never seen it reach before. We thought for sure that Thanksgiving light up was bust and we would be lucky to have it up by the first week of December ..
But after 4 long days of sun up to flashlight work... we fired up the show tonight to test it.... A few minor issues to fix on Thanksgiving day .. but .. we managed to get it up and running. Sandra kept me sane. When something would go wrong she was right there with encouragement and love... Thank you sweetheart .. I couldnt do this without you!!
So .. let there be light...
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving night at 6:00 PM ... we launch another year of planning to all the smiles from our visitors.
Hard to believe that LIGHTS ON 2014 is only 15 days away! With a steady focus on the tasks at hand we will..... SQUIRREL !!!! Who are we kidding here? Its crunch time and as always its OMG ... "we will never get this done" .. and.. as always .. it does..
Actually we built the new train base for the Mega-Tree. After 2 years of .. "well it basically worked for the season .. but its scrap now..", I decided to try something a little different. We always built the base out of wood. This year we transitioned over to 10mm Coroplast Its already white very stiff and basically has no adverse issue with weather. It has a support under it and its not supporting dancing reindeer...
Also mounted the new Pixel-Tree controller and the new 8 port switch. With the addition of the Pixel-Tree, we ran out of network connections to run all the DMX stuff. We are good now...
Also managed to get all the sequencing done (yeah right)... but for the most part, the show will run. Have the show computer already set, the FM transmitter, show scheduled etc. ... tested and ready to go ..
Will spend time after work this week doing the initial setup of the porch. Weather has already turned chilly.. Since we live in East TX, I wont EVEN say its turned cold... as to not offend our readers up in say .... CASPER WY.... where is -19 ... ARE YOU KIDDING ME ???
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Bob and Sandra Moody.