For the record, I do not untangle strings of lights. For me, patience is measured in seconds or fractions thereof. I am careful to role up the light cords so they can just be unspooled the following year. Like some of you I put up fewer of the large outside lights this year.
Missed this one while posting.Here are three more of the little items I collected back when I thought I would have a small train store display. These are the 5 digit versions in the red/white boxes. I also have 3 digit versions in blue/yellow and in plain brown boxes. when I find them I will post pictures. These are all NIB.
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Mopac, sounds like you and I have the same thoughts regarding Christmas decorations and for the same reason. I still like all the decorations....in somebody else's house. Out door displays too. I'm not a Grinch. Like you say, I don't have to take all that stuff down, repack it then back to the basement. The pre-lit tree I have comes apart in 3 pieces then back into the box and back to the top of the basement freezer. 2 trips down the stairs and done.Kenny, my wfe died 4 years ago also. She loved Christmas. We always had lots of
decorations insde and out. Lots of lights. Our male golden retriever died 2 months before the wfe.
So it is just me here. No decorations for 4 years. I am fine with that. Glad I don't
have to take that stuff down and pack it away.
I used the same orange extension cord carriers you mentioned. I have so many in that old freezer it just looks like a snake pit. Glad I bought that pre-lit tree. Simplifies everything.I thought I was careful winding mine up on those orange extension cord carriers.
I also have a short attention span/patience and don't like to untangle. My wife might've had something to do with storage.
I might just take and hang those orange carriers w/lites in the trees as they are.
There's someone here in the Portland, OR area selling one for $15 on Facebook. The ad says it looks all the parts are there so apparently it's been opened.