Shorter "Reminder Commercials"
It's cute having your own kids do these, but right now they are at 45 seconds or more in length. Just watched someones video who had the lights moving during it...and it probably 5 seconds in length. That will help move things along. Also need to change the opener. Again great example here. Look at the beginning and at 5:30 in the video. Just a quick reminder without a lot of stuff that I have in there now.
Put out traffic cones
Maybe small orange cones in the gutter. Probably need to weight them if they are the smaller ones. This might keep some of the cars from stopping in front of the house and make
Dripping Icicle Lights
I would LOVE some of these, but they are so expensive. Will be looking into these on the DIY side of things.
These have always intrigued me. Just saw a video with poles in between the arches. Would that block the snowflakes that way? Maybe zip tie them to the 4 trees that have the snowflakes up? Mmmmm.
Larger Mega Tree
This is for certain. I also need to purchase some Christmas Light Show stuff to build a better mega tree. I also need to look at the number of lights on it. If I go higher, I must increase the light count. This year I only had 16 strings on the tree. Each one doubled back for two lines coming down the 11 or 12ft. I honestly need to increase by 8 or 16 lines to make it look fuller and to keep the distance between lines closer together.
Hit the motherload! Got 7 snowflakes from Target. Started not to get the blue LED ropelight ones...glad I did. Just have to remember when sequencing...if I am going to want a solid WHITE "hit" in the music...not to include those. Think it will be fine. May do some swapping in the summer with some folks for the solid white ones.
Will need to add at least one right now for the snowflakes. I am sure I could eat up the channels with a few other props...so possibly 2 more. Got to remember I already have some extension cords for one controller! (to cut up and use)
I may end up buying some. I have tons of extension cords. Had one guy on the forum talk about how nice it was to have the "thin" stuff to use. Man. Not only are those cords I have a pain to roll up, but to store...running out of space! Also it is overkill for some of the elements using thing oversized cords for 100 mini lights!
Digital Note Book of thoughts...
I think that I am going to use this blog as my "Notes" more this year. I would jot down things in a notebook, but really afraid that I will miss some stuff. May double post here and there...so as not to forget ;-)