Today was the day he needed help. With the weather cooperating, a balmy 65 degrees, Brian recruited me, his in-laws and a couple of friends to string a few lights on his house in Columbia, SC. A few lights is all relative to Exterior Illuminators ;o)) When it was all said and done he had somewhere between 8,000 and 10,000 lights. I lost count of the number of strings we hung.
My initial job was to get out all the strings of lights and test them to ensure all the bulbs were working. If they were not, I repaired them by replacing either the bulb or socket until they did work. This little task took about 4 hours ;o((
While I was doing my task, Brian was on the roof covering it with white lights and spelling out “NOEL” with colored lights.
After a short lunch, we had the entire crew putting up lights for another few hours.
Brian attached all the plugs to a music “computer” which control the lights. They will flash at different times to the beat of the music. It was about 5:30 and almost dark enough to test things out. I had difficulty taking a still picture of moving lights, but you can get the idea ;o))
Click here CHRISTMAS HOUSE to see the video Brian sent us :o))
After our hard work, we had a great spaghetti dinner and most of us were ready to call it a day. It is hard work putting up Christmas lights ;o))