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    Outstanding outdoor Christmas lights

    I didn't see a lights thread, so just thought I'd show this.

    We were in Houston at Randa's Mom's house for Christmas. One night we went out lights sightseeing, she told us there was one house we HAD to see. ok.

    Well, we turned this corner and I went holy shit Mom, you weren't kidding! I would have thought something this over the top, would have been really tacky, but you kind of went "wow, this is a really good job. Photos don't do it justice but pretty close. This is not a rich man's house, so don't think they paid somebody to do this, but man he must have started in the summer.

    Here is an overview:



    Here is a better shot of just the house:



    Here are the trees to the left:



    Here is the tree to the right, which is about 40' tall. The owners(bottom of photo) were serving free hot chocolate to all the people walking up, but I didn't try to get out in the street traffic:



    Even zoomed in, I could not see what is holding Santa up:



    As you can tell, I was thoroughly impressed. Oh yeah, as we were driving away, I saw the whole side of the house to the right was also done in green/red light strings. What an undertaking.
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    That is awesome McD. Wowza, I'd like to have seen it live.
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    While we were there, I did my first(yeah I know I'm slow on # of chair falls ) endo style fall out of my chair, due to this rascal:



    He is my great-nephew in law, 5yrs and 66lbs. We were roughhousing(no alcohol involved) and got carried away. I was tusslin' and tickling him and he fell away from me, as he grabbed my arms. I was already leaned forward, and his weight tipped me onto my footrest, and then some. Awaaay I went.

    It was like slow motion, I felt myself going, looked down and he was right under me. Couldn't land on him, so I twisted sideways to my left, as he looked up with huge saucer eyes and yelled "UNCLE JERRY". I landed on my left side, next to him. He bolted to the couch, very afraid that I was hurt. I looked myself over, legs were in good position, hadn't heard or felt anything pop, so I was laughing as the other adults were scrambling to me.

    Got help getting onto an ottoman, and then into my chair, no worse for the wear. Another good memory for the Christmas books.
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    Wow! What lights! I'd love to see them!

    Sorry about the fall. Big boy!

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    Glad you had a nice landing McD...practice makes perfect.
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    Sha-zam! (awesome lights)

    Ka-POW! (at least you didn't spill the MM this time)
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    He must be rich with the Electric Bill he'll get in January lololol
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    Thanks y'all.

    I "plan" on not having too much practice at falls, but... , and yeah he is a big boy for his age.

    Yep, no valuable spillage this time around.

    I wonder if he had a separate meter or line put in. I'd pop all my breakers trying to run those. And this is an older neighborhood 60's-70's so he had to do something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McDuff View Post

    I wonder if he had a separate meter or line put in. I'd pop all my breakers trying to run those. And this is an older neighborhood 60's-70's so he had to do something.

    LEDs .... not a lotta power required but they are HIGHdollar n u better believe he spent some with that number-0-lights, lol. I'm like you, not much on the extravagant lighting(grinch here hasn't ever) but that is a good looking job there. I'd hate to be his neighbor, lol. I despise "security" lights even.

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