The parts were bought and the week went by, finally Saturday rolled around. Now, before I go any further let me preface this by saying that both my husband, myself and our girls all made comments at one time or another throughout the week that our house looked kind of lopsided - one side of the house seemed to be lacking in lights. Since I am a self described semi-perfectionist (except for housework) I decided to get outside and help my husband (and coerce as needed) to get lights up on the side of the house that was lacking. It was a perfect day for hanging lights - NOT! The temperature was hovering just around freezing and we had wind and wind gusts blowing from the Northeast which made the wind chill about 15 degrees or so. Stating that it was COLD was an understatement. My fingers got numb, my backside got numb, my toes got numb and I think things got numb that I didn't know I had. My husband fared no better, however I am the bigger whiner when it comes to being cold. I was probably outside helping for just over an hour (it seemed like more) and my husband was outside for at least 3 hours. We both came in the house cold, tired and hungry! Hot chocolate with marshmallows was on the menu!
|Our House Christmas 2010 (I put the lights on the front porch railings|
and the candy canes along the right side of the driveway)
|All Lit Up, Christmas 2010. The left side of the house was the|
original dark side. My husband added lights under the big front
windows and vertically along the edge of the building
(he also put the interior Green lights up in the window).
I bet you thought that was a wrap huh? Not quite - our fun out in the cold wasn't over! The lighted Christmas Parade was next on the family agenda and scheduled for that same evening. Our experiences at the parade will have to wait for my next blog post as the family voted it as a Christmas favorite (this was our fist time attending)!