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All 3 2019 Christmas Trees Are Now Lit — Big 2 Still Need To Be Decorated.

by Anura Guruge


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They will look much better when fully decorated. That will be in the next two days. Today was just the lights.

The little, artificial tree is decorated but has new ornaments added daily — partly because the 2019 Lego ‘Friends Advent Calendar’ is doing tree ornaments this year.

I will keep you posted.


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2019 Christmas Lights (Or At Least 1st Batch) Go Up — Albeit A Week Later Than Last Year.

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All her, i.e., Teischan’s (13), work. All I have to do is get the ladder out, find the lasers and bring them out and tell her which extensions cords will suffice. She does the rest all on her own. This is her 3rd year (is it 4th) doing it all on her own. She now knows even how to replace fuses. It is GREAT. I do remember the days when I had to do this.

Don’t tell anyone. OK? We let her stay home today so that she could put up the lights! She is, AGAIN, going to be homeschooled, soon — so, … She wouldn’t have done anything at school. anyway. Today was a day scheduled for ‘goofing’.

Week later than last year — and you can blame it on henna! On Saturday we went to get the henna and on Sunday she spent much of the day mastering it.

More lights to put out. One laser that is not connected and I might have to get a few other ‘illuminations’. We really need a more POWERFUL laser — one that will burn holes in the siding.

Stay tuned. Three weeks to go and Teischan and I have not made an emergency run to Lowes to get more lights!


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The First 2019 Christmas Trees In Place (Partially Lit) — 8 Days Earlier Than Last Year; Two More To Go.

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She has an even SMALLER one on her desk.



Teischan (12), unashamedly, lives for Christmas — and has for most of her life, once she worked out what it was all about.

She starts talking about Christmas in September!

When she was younger we could dictate as to when preparations for Christmas would come. But, starting last year she has taken matters into her own hands. When she was little we waited until at least the first week of December before we started.

For the last couple of years she can do it ALL without help. She can — and will — put out all the lights by herself.

She knows where HER artificial tree is stored and can go get it and set it up by herself.

Last year she set it up on November 17. The previous year it was November 27. At this rate she will have her tree up in October of next year!

She still has to wait for us to get the real trees. But, she will start nagging soon.


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We Take Our Halloween 2019 Decorations To The Next Level With A 12′ Inflatable & Even More Lights.

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Our first inflatable! IF we were going to get one, then it had to be the tallest, i.e., 12′. We had seen this one, at a hotel, in Maine last weekend. So, I knew what it looked like.

The flickering flame tiki torches were for I. Again had seen them in Maine. I wanted those BADLY. They are BRILLIANT. Really authentic looking and was on till past mid-night on a 4-hour charge. Might have to get more. In general I am not in favor of solar lights but these look so real and they are not obnoxious in terms of light pollution.

Still have two more sets of lights to put up this weekend. Then we should be done for Halloween. Christmas decorations will go up mid-November.



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More Halloween 2019 Lights & Decorations Go Up.

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It has been a few weeks since she first put up the lights and this year, for the first time really, we have competition! That will not do. So, I got her more lights. So, she put those up. we are not done jet. The coup de grâce is yet to come — I think. I have some ideas and Amazon has the goods. SMILE.


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House Lit & Decorated For Halloween 2019 — With 6-Weeks To Go!

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All Teischan’s work — today, 6-weeks ahead of Halloween, and she is complaining that she was LATE!

Christmas & then Halloween are her two favorite holidays — Easter a distant third and Thanksgiving not even making her radar.

Lights and decorations are her thing. She has been doing the lights on her own. All I have to do is keep her supplied with lights. I got some fancy flame lights for the front door. Upside down flame. Pretty cool.

Given that she put up the Christmas lights on November 19th last year, I assume we will just go from these lights straight to the Christmas ones. The infrastructure with the timers etc. is all in place.

What can I say?

Makes her happy. Keeps her happy.

P.S., I have been informed that she is TOO OLD to go trick or treating this year! Well, I will believe it on the day. This could be the END of OVER 20-years of taking kids trick-or-treating! Yes, over 20-years. 4-kids, widely spaced.


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I Do Not Drink Beer, Not Even Michelob Light … But I Like The Light.

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Attribution will be enforced.


What can I say. When I captured it on my screen I knew it was a keeper.


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Third Of The Three 2018 Christmas Trees — In All Its Glory.

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Second Christmas Tree — actually the MAIN one.


First Christmas Tree — the only artificial one.


2nd & 3rd side-by-side, so to speak.


The 3rd Christmas tree, on the ground floor of this 4-story house, was the last to be decorated. But, that was last week. I just never got around to taking any decent pictures until today. Hence, the delay in posting.

Three trees as in the last couple of years — 2 real and 1 fake.

Enjoy.

Merry Christmas.


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Second Of The Three 2018 Christmas Trees Are Now Decorated.

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Yesterday


Today was the day for decorating.

I brought down 7 heavy totes from above the garage. That was my contribution. Teischan has gone to town. In addition to to the trees we have various Christmas displays on the main floor of the house.

The lights have gone up on the 3rd (and last) tree too, but it has not been decorated.


Last Year’s post.


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All 3 2018 Christmas Trees Are In Place — 2 Yet To Be Decorated.

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Teischan (12), as I may have mentioned more than once, lives, unashamedly, for Christmas — and has for most of her life, once she worked out what it was all about.

She starts talking about Christmas in September and it was no different this year though she is a year older! She started nagging me about getting the Christmas trees at Thanksgiving. I kept on saying: “in December, in December“.

We bought our Christmas trees locally in Alton last year. They were not doing trees this year. Then earlier this week, driving through Rochester we saw a sign that said that the boy scout troop will be selling Christmas trees, for $35/each, on Saturday, December 8, 2018 (and for that matter the Sunday also). Seemed like a good cause and the price was not bad. So, I agreed that today would be the day for the trees. Looking back I realize that we are 3 days behind what we were last year. No wonder she has been complaining.

Got the trees from the Scouts. Good deal. Lots of adults to help and they insisted on doing everything. For the first time ever I didn’t have to do anything. They put it on the roof and even tied it down. I was impressed. Going back to them next year, though Teischan, a connoisseur of Christmas trees, is not too happy with the two we got today. She does have a point. They both have a bald spot close to the top. Not too serious. But she noticed.

Anywho, all three trees are now up. They will decorate and put up the lights tomorrow.


Last Year’s post.

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