Yesterday I took the opportunity to put up a few more lights at home and to repair a few issues that had come up with the lights that got put up after Thanksgiving.
I would like to think that we’ve been a good influence on the neighbors. In past years there’s only been one or two who put up a string or two of lights. This year we’ve got six of the nine houses up here at the top of the hill who have lights up, most of them with several.
Down at the bottom of the hill there are lots of lights, but the 15-20 houses on the middle of the hill… I’m not sure what’s up with them, but it’s a dark, dark place.
So to finish up, I put a couple more strings of lights here and stretched them all the way to the bushes at the sidewalk.
At the far end of the house I got a couple of new strings into the big hibiscus bush. I would love to get another couple of strings of lights in there to really, REALLY cover it, but as Dirty Harry said, a man’s got to know his limitations.
I put up another string of icicle lights for the south end of the house, along the gutters. In the past three years I’ve only had them from the garage to the front door. Now they go all the way across the front of the house.
Finally, I added another string of lights into the plants in front of the living room. You can also now see a bit of the Christmas tree inside through a crack in the curtains.
Christmas is a week away. This year’s display is still only maybe 60% or so of what we used to have at the Pomelo house, but that house was over twice as big and had a lot of trees and plants in the front yard to drape lights off of. However, compared to the previous three years here, this is about 15% more than last year, so that’s not too bad.
Now, back to the work week.