A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Friday, November 30, 2018

We Are the Griswalds. (Friday 5!)

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Hey all! I am linking up with Fairytales and Fitness for Friday 5!

This is me and Paul. Except I am Clark.

It's finally done! Our outdoor lights are up!
I started around 7am on Sunday and didn't finish up until close to 3pm.

The weather was very chilly in the morning but as the day went on, I slowly started to take off my layers since it got warmer.

Putting up all the lights is EXHAUSTING so I didn't work out on that day. Decorating is enough of a workout!

Paul only helps with the icicle lights. Otherwise, this is my circus. He doesn't want to be involved and I enjoy being in control of everything.

There were a few snafus, but I was able to troubleshoot, use logic, and stay calm to make everything work. I didn't even need to make a trip to the store for extra extension cords. Somehow, I was able to arrange it so I had enough!

Enough talk, check out my decorations!




Bad News: MY FREAKING ICICLE LIGHTS WON'T WORK!!!! I tested them before hanging them and as we hung them. Then we unplugged them for a couple hours and plugged them back in when it was dark. They wouldn't turn on. I don't know what's wrong with them!
Merry Christmas, from my circus to your's!

27 comments:

  1. This looks great! I bet this will bring joy to so many people who pass through your neighborhood! Will you replace your icicle lights?

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    1. I replaced the first strand because I thought perhaps that was the one that didn't work and it was affecting the others, but to know avail. No I am wondering if it's the EXTENSION chord that doesn't work... Omg you just gave me an idea to try when I get home!

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  2. LOVE!! I am decorating this year for the first time in about 5 years, your house makes me want to get more stuff, you did a great job! :)

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  3. I love what you did! Amazing! I am sorry your lights are not working!

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  4. I love those candy canes! I decorated a little bit before Thanksgiving, and now more people in the neighborhood are putting up lights. It's so fun to see it all when I get back home after work.

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    1. I love seeing my neighbor's lights too. Our side of the street goes all out! I wonder what the people who live across from us think...

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  5. Wow! Your decorations look beautiful. You DO go all out. I had better get cracking and put mine up! :)

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  6. Wow! There's always one neighbor who outdoes the rest of us with decorations--that would be you! LOL. My nextdoor neighbor is Clark Griswold. Not only do they have a ton of decorations in their front yard, he has a spotlight on all of them. I feel like Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the movie, blinded as I trip over everything in my bedroom. My poor son, the light is shining right in his window!

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    1. Oh no! That would SUCK! My neighbors right next store have *almost* as much as we do, so I know they don't mind. But I do wonder what the lady right across the street thinks.... Julia Louis Dreyfus is so funny in that movie.

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  7. That is quite the display! I hope you get the icicle lights working soon. It would suck to have hung them only to have them not work.

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  8. Sorry about the icicle lights. I can only imagine how tiring that is, but then you get to enjoy it for at least a month, right? Probably more. I actually enjoy seeing them (I'm Jewish, and thankful we don't deal with that but it is pretty!).

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    1. Thank you, Judy! Yes it is tiring but we get a little over a month of enjoyment.

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  9. Your yard looks amazing!! Great job on the decorations! Sorry about the icicle lights. I hope you got them to work!

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  10. What a winter wonderland! We don't do much with our yard, but I always have a couple of 4-foot trees alongside my front door that light up. One of my trees is right by one of our front windows, so that's enough for the people on the outside to see ;-)

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    1. I love when you can see people's Christmas trees through their window. It's so homey!

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  11. This looks so festive - I love it! I feel like this is the one time of the year where you can be super creative with decorations.

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  12. Your lights look great! I hope you figured out your icicles -- or that they figured out themselves. ;-)

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  13. Haha, I love it. I would be a bit much for me personally, but decorate away to your heart's content! :)

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