Let us know what you think.
Here...let me chip in on the first string to help defray the cost of
you testing them for the rest of us.
Do what I do. I take my piles and piles of lights to the old folks home. I
take them two testers that look like Star Trek phasers. A pack of
replacement bulbs. I hide a couple of percocetts and a couple of ludes in
there for any old hippies. I come back in two weeks with a week old
carrot cake and pick them up, and they're ready. Be sure to take off the
marked down price of the carrot cake. Those old farts can just sit for
hours and test the lights. Reminds them of doing home repairs before the
re: "Used to be, you'd spend $20 bucks on a nice string, and you'd get
a decade out of them. "
I saw some "commercial grade" at Home Depot for something like $14
next to the $5.99 sets.
I wonder if they're worth > twice the price.
Of course they are, you dolt! But only if you buy the Star Wars Ray Gun
shaped tester, the pack of replacement bulbs, and extra fuses.
Translation: about $50 bucks.
Steve ;-) Merry Christmas
I used to deck it out pretty good adding new bits every year. Not any
more. Tree in the window, hang a wreath. wife puts a candle in the
windows. that said, I do like some of the lighted palm trees. I
wonder if I can find a wire frame Flamingo.
My policy is that no ladder shall be used to erect Christmas lights
and they shall be put away January 1st. The house looks better with
lights on bushes rather than making a house look like a gingerbread
house. I use one electric candle in each window which is easy and
fast yet makes a big impact.
The light are for the kids. I don't have any kids and the neighbors who had
kids moved away, so no more kids around to hang them for.
Other than that, I view it as a luxury. And my policy is to cut out all
needless expenses until all my credit cards are paid off. All my bills are
I look at the interest I am paying each month on credit cards (on
statement). This is money going out the window. So I want to use every penny
to pay this off as soon as possible! No Christmas lights this year...
(If the kids were still around, I would hang them though...)
I've seen the elaborate Christmas displays people put up in their
yards in competition with their neighbors. The incredible amount
of money spent on lights, animation and music just to outdo the
guy across the street is insane. Some of them show quite a bit of
talent and imagination but I wonder what would happen if those
folks put all that effort into something productive?
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