Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Lights

Saturday Chris and his "little brother" from Big Brothers Big Sisters set out to put up the outside Christmas lights like they have together for the last three years.  Growing up, watching my father do the same task, I know there are a few key steps in the process.  First, you take them out of the box, plug them in, test them, and THEN hang them up. 

Chris and Takoda took a different approach this year.  Ladder up, lights up, plugged in (it's daytime so it's still a little hard to tell which lights are on and which are off).  Then I asked why they didn't test them first - inside.  Hmmm.  They weren't sure.  So they left the ladder up thinking once it was dark they could then replace the bulbs that weren't working.  How do you think that went?

The ladder was left out but nobody climbed back up.  At bedtime, I suggested the ladder not be left out all night, so it is now safely put away in our garage.  I'm guessing our burnt out bulbs will remain through Christmas, but we'll see. 

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