Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Christmas Lights 2010
The Christmas lights are up!
Every year putting up the lights gets harder and harder. I may just be getting too old to untangle strings of colored, blinking, Christmas lights looking for that one bad light that knocks half the string.
This year I even flirted with the idea of putting one significant Christmas candle in a window as my contribution to the yearly, friendly competition in the neighborhood to see how can have the most spectacular Christmas lighting display. But then I decided that I didn't want to be the "Bah humbug!" old man of the neighborhood. I gave in and asked Bill to drag out the Christmas lights from the attic. I would take them out myself but since I stepped through the ceiling floor last year when I put the lights up there I'm not allowed in the attic anymore.
The day after Thanksgiving was a mild day so that was the perfect time to put up the lights. I hate to put up Christmas lights on a windy, cold day. Best to take advantage of those occasional mild days we have in winter here on the eastern shore of Sussex County, Delmarva peninsula.
I thought one day would do it. That was wrong. On Day Two, I thought I could complete the job. That was also wrong. So here we are on Day Three and I have completed the task! And it's not even December yet! I am proud of myself. Why I even got all my Christmas cards mailed. I mailed them the day after Thanksgiving. The only ones I will mail now are to those folks who send me a card that I somehow overlooked on my mailing list.
So here I am, all in the Christmas Spirit. Now I just sit back and enjoy the holidays.
Merry Christmas everyone!