Sounds kind of strange doesn't it ;-) I have some boxwoods that are pretty bad off. They really need trimming back. My wife wants me to dig them up. Not sure if I am there yet, but still...even trimming them back will leave me with no place to put part of the display (lights that is). So, Christmas trees to the rescue! I had already pick up several from either donations, real cheap after Christmas...etc. Today though, I went to some yard sales and picked up 3. 1 6ft, 1 4.5ft and 1 7.5ft. That adds to the ones I already had (7.5ft, 6ft and 2 4.5ft). Probably will pick up a few more just to fill in nicely. Use these this year and see what the bushes look like next. Shoot...I might just dig them up after all :-) (The bus
Harbor Freight Tools is fast becoming my favorite place ;-) I was driving by the new store in Fayetteville today, had a little time...so stopped in to look. I originally went in to look at what their cost on winches were. I really wanted to do a taller tree than the two I had last year. However I didn't have a ladder tall enough to work on them. Found a great deal on a wench for $25.00. Ok on to look at some pond stuff for my wife. Right next to that area was a push up flag pole. Mmmmmm. 20ft at $59.95. Ok, putting all the pieces together for a heavy mega tree would run more than that. Might be a better deal. Other side of the display...a 16ft push up for $39.95. Even better! I really don't have the space for a 20ft, so this really might be better. Go around the corner to find the "Open Box" specials. Yeah! 16ft push up flag pole for $23.06. It is mine ;-) Yes. It is pretty thin. However if I guy it in 2 places (top and middle) put worm clamps where the twist clamps are...I think this might be pretty good! Now, if things would just quit tearing up around
I can't wait for Christmas! But on the other hand, I am soooo far behind getting this year's show together :-( It has really been a busy June in the Burton family, so I have not done ONE thing towards this year's show. I look at the forums (forums.planetchristmas.com) and so many people have already started. I have looked at a few songs (or at least thought about...), looked at what elements I am going to add to...and maybe a few other things.
I did buy 2 more LOR controllers. So I am up to 144 channels. I am thinking about buying another DC controller so I can add 12 more channels of Rainbow Spots to the 3 un-spotted floods. If you go look at the videos...you can see only 4 of the 7 snowflakes changed colors.
I would love to add a spiral tree to the collection, but not sure if I will be able to or not.
I will be adding RED to the gutter lights and hope to add RED to all 16 mini trees. Have to do inventory though to see what I have. I did a halfway job of writing down my inventory. Oh well.
Click on the September archive and then click on comments to see all of the 2009 display blogs. I am going to start blogging with a "Title" and also put the post into the blog so it can be archived by month. Should have done that to begin with. If you are new to this world of "Animated Displays", I suggest you not only read mine, but other blogs. They will help you learn NOT to make the same mistakes others have.