Mommy? What makes his lights do that ?? Its funny how we always talk about our displays in the "finished state". What the people see, how they react and so on... what is never really talked about is all the backstage work that goes into it. Take for example our yard grid. A simple 8 x 8 grid. Just lay the lights on the ground and plug them in ... right? Well... almost.. what isnt seen is the 300' of SPT-1 wire used to make the power harness. The vampire plugs on each end. The tie-wraps ... OH THE TIE WRAPS ... !! By the way.. to a decorator .. tie-wraps and hot-glue are your real BFF's (LOL) ...
I finished laying out the yard grid and the 28 mini-trees along with making the new power harnesses.
10PM and I am on my hands an knees in the front yard fixing and replacing strings...
So why ..why do we do this.. deadlines, promises yadda yadda ... ?
I'll tell you why. As I was working last night one of our neighbors stopped in front of the house. It seems her 4 year old say 3 strings of lights lit up (stuck on channels actually .. LOL) and wanted mommy to take her to see them... Offically(?) our 1st visitor of the year .. hahahaha.. 300 lights out of 30,000 lit up and she couldnt wait for mommy to stop so she could see...
You want to know why .. there is your answer.. the look in in a young childs eyes and the smile on thier faces...
Hopefully .. tomorrow.. we finish up .. test on Wednesday .. and come Thurdays at 6:00PM.... LIGHT EM UP !!!
Bob and Sandra Moody.