I try to get the Christmas lights up sometime between Halloween and Thanksgiving and don’t turn them on until Thanksgiving. I like to wait for a fairly warm day. Yesterday was one such day. I went into the crawlspace for the lights and, even though they were in a gigantic Ziploc bag, they had gotten wet in the summer flooding and the inside of the bag was heavy with condensation. So, no Christmas lights.
Today was another warm day about 60°F so I moseyed on over to WalMart for some new Christmas lights. I got a string of those honking big colored C-9 Lights (24 feet long) and a string of white icicle lights (18 feet long). Those lengths are good for around the top of my porch.
Since I have two birthdays coming up on Sunday (Little Guy-7) and Monday (Big Girl-17), I had to get presents and wrapping paper too. Shrek the Third DVD Gift Pack with a beanie baby Donkey is one, but packed away until the weekend. WalMart has some nice black reusable bags for $1 a piece too. They’re a good size and say “Paper or Plastic? Neither.” on them.
Kate’s talking about Christmas Lights today too and she has a poll!