Saturday, December 13, 2008

Drew and John

Totally out of the blue, with seemingly no Christmas spirit in his 14 year old soul, Drew decided it was time to put Christmas lights on the house. It's been 10 years since we've had lights on our house. With no man around to deal with ladders, extension cords, slippery roof tops, and lighting plans, I stuck to putting lights on the trees in the yard with no help at all from my three strapping sons.
That all changed tonight.

There were a number of false starts, beginning with the discovery that bulbs explode when they are dropped or stepped on.

And then there was that whole "male vs female" end thing that grossed Drew out when I refered to them as such. And the only reason I did was because he a whole strand up backwards, as in, having the inny and outy parts on the wrong end so they couldn't be connected to the extension cord.

John was a patient assistant.
And I love this picture.

That ladder that he's using? Was a Christmas gift from my dad two years ago.
It's a good "girl" ladder, but kind of useless if you want to put lights up higher than 6 feet.

So, this will not be the year that I have the entire roof outlined with lights.
We have one strand above the garage.

And one strand around the windows.

We discovered that none of our outside power sockets are working. (There are at least 20 of them in the yard.) So we have LONG extension cords running every which way from the garage.

This is my contribution:

All in all, my lit up house is the equivalent of a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. You gotta love it.

When he was done, he said, with pride, "My brothers have never done this. "

(My lights vs the neighbour's lights.)
Mine have more personality, going every which way with no color pattern.
Thanks, Drew. You are awesome.
Some things look better out of focus. Like my face. And this:

And now, in focus - my neighbour's yard:

Three things I'm thankful for:
1. Drew's friend, John. What a nice guy.

2. Hortons Hears A Who.
Just watched it in High Def on Blu Ray - spectacular. Drew and John watched with me. This has been a very good day.

3. If all goes as planned, we'll be hunting then chopping down the perfect Christmas tree tomorrow morning.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love Charlie Brown anything so in my opinion, your house has even more going for it this year.