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Old 11-30-2019, 07:56 PM   #11
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While I do enjoy looking at our neighborhood of outdoor Christmas lights, I keep my deco to a minimum. If I feel the need to get more elaborate, I'll place a circle of Z scale track around it. When the season is over, it's unplugged and put away.

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Old 11-30-2019, 09:16 PM   #12
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I don't do any outdoor decorations except a wreath with a red ribbon above the front door. Too much work to put them up . . . and them take them down.
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:27 PM   #13
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We spent last week in Florida. I think I found my answer.
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:28 PM   #14
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I don't know about you, but the two years we lived in Florida it just didn't seem the same with Christmas lights on palm trees. We had the holiday spirit, but we missed our Midwestern roots. And there was just something about not having the change of seasons that we couldn't get over completely. The warm weather was great and I did not miss shoveling snow at all.

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Old 12-03-2019, 01:46 AM   #15
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USA CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IXNAY FOR ME

No outside decorations for me. Since Vinyl Siding was put on the house the wife will not let me drill holes in said vinyl for hooks & other fasteners. All right with me since I do not relish being high up on a ladder to string out some Christmas Lights.

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Old 12-03-2019, 08:48 AM   #16
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For decades we've been putting a single candle light in every window except the back of the house. They're 120vac and have a sensor so they turn on at dusk. That and a wreath on the door is about all we do. Quick and easy.

I think people who light up their houses like New York City have something to prove.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:06 AM   #17
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I think people who light up their houses like New York City have something to prove.
Fortunately we live in a free country so you can think whatever you choose.
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Old 12-03-2019, 01:57 PM   #18
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Jim is right, "what ever floats your boat." I really enjoy most outdoor decorations, but not enough to be worth the time and physical risk that it takes to be done.

So mine will be the "dark house" at the end of the cul-de-sac again this year. We do have a manager crib with spotlight and garlands and bows on all the outdoor house lights.

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Old 12-03-2019, 05:10 PM   #19
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Jim is right, "what ever floats your boat." I really enjoy most outdoor decorations, but not enough to be worth the time and physical risk that it takes to be done.

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"I think people who light up their houses like New York City have something to prove."

So, highvoltage, what do I have to prove...Hmmm?

BTW, I made the Angels, Poinsettias and Wreaths.
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I enjoyed the palm trees with lights!! Having suffered from frostbite back when I was a carpenter, my hands get cold very fast. I'm not an indoor guy and the older I get the more I realize we are all on borrowed time. I'll take the Florida sun and warmth over the Midwest snow and cold...

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