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    Default The neighbors are watching.........

    A couple of neighbors sneaked up behind me while I was putting out lights and remarked to each other wondering if I was going to trick them again this year. I then remembered a funny story. Last year I wasnt able to animate due to work and poor planning. I still put up some of my display, mostly the white elements and some of the RGB items. I hooked up up to my X-10 and left it at that. I couldnt decide what color to plug in for the colored elements, then it hit me, each day when I got home from work I would change the plugs to another color. The day in question I had changed the color to green. My neighbors stopped in the street and want me to settle the arguement on what color my lights were. She said blue, he said red. Well I said pulling my X10 remote out of my pocket and turning the lights on I said GREEN! Needless to say they were both stunned and bewildered. I did end up laughing and explained what I was doing each night. Funny how they didnt forget it, nor will they let me.
    And on the 8th day, God created Christmas lights.

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    Default Re: The neighbors are watching.........

    Dave,

    Good One !

    (I'm beginning to think that you are almost as mean as Al )
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    Default Re: The neighbors are watching.........

    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Dave,

    Good One !

    (I'm beginning to think that you are almost as mean as Al )
    Yikes!! I didnt know I had sunk that far....
    And on the 8th day, God created Christmas lights.

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    Default Re: The neighbors are watching.........

    Yall are asking for it.

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    Default Re: The neighbors are watching.........

    What are you going to do about it, Al ?

    Dave, there might still be hope for you. Just do a super display this year and maybe Santa will take you off of that list (the list of mean people that has Al's name at the top)
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    Default Re: The neighbors are watching.........

    I got alot of stuff done Saturday, now I'm about 3/4 way done. I was in my own little brightly lit world when one of my neighbors walked over and said she was glad I will have it all up today because she wanted to see it all lit up tonight from her house. Before I could speak my wife chimed in and commented that no he's not done, you know he has to add more each year, which is true. My wife also added that another neighbor was sitting in her chair watching the progress all day as well. She did at least comment we didnt have people speeding past our house on Saturday. Hey, I'm now a no speeding sign for my street !!

    I guess if I was Al I'd be a road closed for landslide sign......
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    Sounds like you are really trucking along Dave, even if you are a neighborhood speedbump !

    I cut back due to time to set up, was off this week, back to work tomorrow. Might do a few things Thanksgiving morning, only using 192 channels this year, really only setting up my new built stuff this year, hardly any of my previous stuff.

    At least we are putting up a display, "Landslide Al" opted out this year!
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    Ok Dave and John. I'm busy right now but your day will come.

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    Default Re: The neighbors are watching.........

    Quote Originally Posted by Al in Raleigh View Post
    Ok Dave and John. I'm busy right now but your day will come.

    yadda yadda yadda...........
    And on the 8th day, God created Christmas lights.

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    I've gotten a couple of complaints already. One was from mynext door neighbor who says her kids want her and her husband to put some lights up to go with mine. That was actually a while back; I may scrounge up the lights to put a 16-string 10 foot static megatree in their yard (don't have the spare channels this year to animate) but I have to get mine finished first.

    The other complaint was from a woman across the street. I was running "Planet Christmas Radio" through my sound system while stringing lights. She told me I didn't have it up loud enough.

    Complaints like those I can live with. Most of the rest of the neighbors are just waiting to see what we do this year.

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    Default Re: The neighbors are watching.........

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Stevens View Post
    I've gotten a couple of complaints already. One was from mynext door neighbor who says her kids want her and her husband to put some lights up to go with mine. That was actually a while back; I may scrounge up the lights to put a 16-string 10 foot static megatree in their yard (don't have the spare channels this year to animate) but I have to get mine finished first.

    The other complaint was from a woman across the street. I was running "Planet Christmas Radio" through my sound system while stringing lights. She told me I didn't have it up loud enough.

    Complaints like those I can live with. Most of the rest of the neighbors are just waiting to see what we do this year.
    Those are definitely complaints you can live with. Hopfully those will be the worst any of us will have to deal with this season.
    And on the 8th day, God created Christmas lights.

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