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Old 12-14-20, 09:20 AM
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Well, we got some lights up yesterday. Not much, but they are mostly purple, a legacy of daughter's childhood (and adult) preferences. Not exactly haut-taste, but the neighbors seem to approve.
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Old 12-14-20, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
We put up our "new" outdoor lights on Saturday. Our old ones were shot, so we spent a ton of time trying to find new ones - long story.

Well, my wife and I don't like them, so they were turned off last night and will be pulled up tonight. We wanted alternating white and red LED lights to line our sidewalk and front beds. The white ones ended up being really cool (6500K +) and really clash with the neighbor's warmer white lights. We're just going to skip it and give it another shot next year.
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We have received many uplifting letters, but I've yet to be the recipient of something like this. Some people need to just stay home.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Wow! F'em. Time to put up more!
That's my thought too! It seems that person was busy up there in MN, because that letter was dropped off to more than a few homes.
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Old 12-14-20, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Thanks. We found a source that has exactly what we want, but it's too late to order and redo. We are going to order after the holiday and then store until next year. We don't do much outside, just line the front yard some. No blow ups, animals, people, candy canes, etc. Just don't care to do that much work. I don't put lights on the house because the roof goes up to about 30 feet and is 12 pitch, so I'm not getting up there!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
We put up our "new" outdoor lights on Saturday. Our old ones were shot, so we spent a ton of time trying to find new ones - long story.

Well, my wife and I don't like them, so they were turned off last night and will be pulled up tonight. We wanted alternating white and red LED lights to line our sidewalk and front beds. The white ones ended up being really cool (6500K +) and really clash with the neighbor's warmer white lights. We're just going to skip it and give it another shot next year.
Such perfectionists! Did you see the crap we put up?
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Old 12-14-20, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ
We have received many uplifting letters, but I've yet to be the recipient of something like this. Some people need to just stay home.


so now we cancel christmas lights too?
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New position @work. Tool man @ pressure dept.
How much pressure are you under?
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Old 12-14-20, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
so now we cancel christmas lights too?
Yes
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I did and we kind of are. Quite a few of our neighbors pay to have their lights done. It's a tough act to follow.

When our first Christmas arrived, the neighbors (different neighborhood than we are in now) were hammering us into putting up lights. But, having no kids, we didn't really feel like doing so. I finally caved and put up one strand of mini lights on one bush Charlie Brown style. It stayed up and lit for about two months after Christmas.
Understand about the neighborhood. This ain't Texas. I approve of leaving lights up for a long time, though. It just brightens a dark time of year and I love coming home from work on the bike after dark and seeing our stuff from way down the block.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Yes

I feel like our society is slowly turning communist.
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If folks want to put lights up, more power to them. Heaven knows I have spare cords and timers and other stuff, and if I'm not using it, they're certainly welcome to it. My biggest pet peeve? Parking in front of our house while the lights are on.
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Originally Posted by ls01
So, couple things.
New position @work. Tool man @ pressure dept. Should provide me with enough time to check in here a bit more.
I am still covid free @ this time. Parents are not. But are doing well. Daughter and grand children's are well and covid free.

I currently sit @ 4780 miles this season. I took a month off, and have been back on the bike for about 2 weeks or so.
Turns out if you sit in the bar and drink beer and eat fried foods you can gain weight pretty fast..... Didn't see that coming. I blame covid...

I hope next year is better than this last one.
Good to see you're still out and about.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
We have received many uplifting letters, but I've yet to be the recipient of something like this. Some people need to just stay home.

Probably could have been avoided if they'd mixed in a few inflatables.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Surprisingly, we have a very diverse neighborhood - white, black, Asian, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Hispanic, Polynesian, and whatever else. I'm guessing not more than 60% WASP. When our kids were in elementary school, the student body at their school represented 26 different native languages. It often surprises people how diverse our area really is.
Sounds like a good place and everyone likes Xmas lights.
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TLLM: Twinkle Lights' Lives Matter!
Not for nuthin', but it's so refreshing and clever when those (typically) of privilege jape at movements for/by people facing real adversity.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Sorry if I offended.

We are proponents of BLM, DACA and others, and have supported a lot of efforts to break the barriers and eliminate the obstacles. We give annually and quite generously to a number of charities in our area (both money and time), and have supported and contributed to the campaigns of black candidates in our area this election. I'll admit that I have privilege although I had to work for it, but I don't think I've ever used it to advantage over another person. Quite the contrary. So, again, sorry if that attempt at humor offended.
That's great, but making light in a setting like this does nothing to change the perception, again, typically by those with privilege and a lack of perspective, that it's much ado about nothing.

Good rule of thumb for mockery: punch up, not down. IOW, I get to make fun of you dusty, old, well-to-do guys with more bike than legs whereas my good looks opens me up to "pretty boy" jabs from all of you ugly mugs.
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Originally Posted by laj
we have received many uplifting letters, but i've yet to be the recipient of something like this. Some people need to just stay home.

smfh
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That's great, but making light in a setting like this does nothing to change the perception, again, typically by those with privilege and a lack of perspective, that it's much ado about nothing.

Good rule of thumb for mockery: punch up, not down. IOW, I get to make fun of you dusty, old, well-to-do guys with more bike than legs whereas my good looks opens me up to "pretty boy" jabs from all of you ugly mugs.
scruffy looking nerf herder.
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Damn.

I could go crazy in there.

I will blame LAJ.
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Last evening I drove home a residentialish route specifically to see some light action. Generally disappointing, but there was one house with a giant tree that had lights. As in, too big to do with ladders. I guess they hire a lift? Or leave the lights there year round?
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Originally Posted by LAJ
We have received many uplifting letters, but I've yet to be the recipient of something like this. Some people need to just stay home.

What a load of BS. This world is going crazy. Either that or ... jealous much?
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