Thursday, November 6, 2008

Now that Halloween is over

We are now going to be busy setting up for Christmas. I am really hoping to get some nice pics of the house this yr since my camera has some night settings.

We have already started stringing lights. First thing was to get the totes out of the attic and test the lights, grrrrrr. It never fails that we have strands of lights that quit working, well atleast half the lights quit.

This yr was no different except seemed like every strand had half the lights out. Of course couldn't find the light tester as usual. Well, we took off and went to the store to look at new lights. This yr we came across a different tester than the normal. The one we found was at

Target and ran almost $20. I mentioned there was one at Home Depot that I had seen from the last time we were there. Well, it was a little cheaper but not much.

We decided to take a chance on the new tester. OMG, it was the greatest thing when we got home and started using it. It has this great feature that you take a light out of the socket and plug the socket into the handle of the tester, plug the light cord into a power source and then pull the trigger ( this tester is shaped like a gun) after a few pulls of hte trigger, the lights on the one end of the stand lit up. It was totally awesome. It has a great light puller once we figured it out.

We were able to salvage all the strands of lights but one with very little frustration. I would definately recommend to anyone who puts up lights for Christmas to buy this awesome tester. It is so well worth the $20 already.

We have so far 1600 light up on the outside of the house with ooohhhh so many more to go. It's not as large of display as many on the web and around the country but it is ours. We usually have somewhere between 10,000 - 15,000 lights. It's our little gift to the community.

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