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Newbie Extraordinaire

I've decided to write this blog to help out all the Newbies out there. I've never written a blog before nor have I done Christmas lights to the extent of the folks on this forum and the may other forums that I have now found thanks to this forum.

Christmas of 2009 was my first year of sound and music dancing lights. I used a "Mr. Christmas" type display. 6 channels. The plan for year 2 is to have 6 times that many channels. As I figure out what I'm doing, I'm going to try to post here my findings in hopes that others might find it useful.

  1. Time to start the mini-trees

    With my successful acquisition of 125 light strings this past week, it's time to start on the mini-trees. Ace has a "deal" on plant stakes online where they are 25 for just under $70. So I bought all of them that my local Ace had. They weren't in the 25 pack, but had the same number on them. Ended up working with the manager to take all he had off his plate. Even took the ones that were damaged a bit (bottom rings were already off - yea!). Of course, when I got home, I realized that I ...

    Updated 05-10-2010 at 11:38 AM by scottmcl

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  2. 0 to 112 in three days!

    Mercy!!! What a whirl wind weekend. From a quick post by William about someone selling controllers, I'm in the process of suddenly going from planning to full scale way too deep and over my head! Let's see I'm going from 0 channels to 112 in just a few days. I'm going from about 16 planned channels with my current lights to needing 64 channels just for my property (or more!) depending on how much stuff I end up getting. I'm not even sure that there is enough room in my front yard for all this stuff. ...

    Updated 05-08-2010 at 03:18 PM by scottmcl

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