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  • 12-08-2012 10:28 AM

    • Brandy
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    Holiday Yard Decorating

    Are you putting out yard decorations for Christmas this year?

    We love looking at the lights and decorations each year but for the last couple, it seems that fewer people are taking the time or the expense to do this.

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  • 12-08-2012 11:45 AM In reply to

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    My DH always puts up decorations outside. He has his lights and lighted holiday greetings to put up. He loves decorating for the holidays. I have to make him leave part of the decorations in the garage because he thinks we need to use everything that we have collected over the years.
    Riley
  • 12-08-2012 11:56 AM In reply to

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    lights mostly! 

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  • 12-08-2012 10:45 PM In reply to

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    Not this year, but my city does Christmas pretty thoroughly so there are lots of lights to see.

    Once we're settled, I'd love to have the whole shebang.

     We have a neighbor who has a big old house all covered in lights and amazing freestanding trees. He has a shortwave radio frequency and he broadcasts Christmas music that you can tune your car radio in to while you watch his lights go in time to the music. His house is opposite a parking lot and it's always full at night with families watching the show.

     I'll see if he's on youtube anywhere, you should see it!

    "Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want."
  • 12-08-2012 10:48 PM In reply to

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    Here it is:

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erTGBYR9V-4

     My DF says it's a computer program that syncs the lights with the music. We went over at Thanksgiving and the house was already all set up with lights. The really big tree on the left of the screen is an old trampoline frame at the bottom with wires going up.

    "Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want."
  • 12-08-2012 11:01 PM In reply to

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    movingrightalong:

    Here it is:

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erTGBYR9V-4

     My DF says it's a computer program that syncs the lights with the music. We went over at Thanksgiving and the house was already all set up with lights. The really big tree on the left of the screen is an old trampoline frame at the bottom with wires going up.

     

    I have seen something like this in seattle I know its done with all sorts of lights and goodies this is nice thank you for sharing this from utube.

     

    Cindy ---
  • 12-08-2012 11:13 PM In reply to

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    You're welcome Cindy. It's such a lot of fun to go and watch. Nice for people who aren't too mobile to be driven out to see decorations and lights too.

    "Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want."
  • 12-08-2012 11:26 PM In reply to

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    Brandy:
    Are you putting out yard decorations for Christmas this year?
     

    We have 5 angels, a shepherd & a flock of sheep - this year there are 9 of them.  The angels & sheep each use a 4 or 7 watt bulb, most of the 4 watt, which makes the display cost less than one 60 watt bulb per hour.  We only turn it on at dark & off by 9:30 or 10pm.  

    We quit putting lights on the house itself, back when we lived in Idaho, due to both the expense & the damage caused by the wind. As we have gotten older, it is much easier to set up the display, on the front lawn, than to climb all over the house to put up lights. 

    I enjoy our little heavenly host appearing to the shepherd & his flock.  For me, it is more representative of our view of the Christmas season.  I have been looking at thirfts for the last couple years for another shepherd, but have yet to find one.

  • 12-09-2012 7:12 PM In reply to

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    We're just doing lights this year .. as usual. A few more of my neighbors have put out lights this year, I notice,
  • 12-09-2012 9:39 PM In reply to

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     More of our neighbors are putting up lights this year, too.

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