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That House In Milford

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We're almost ready to get started!

Posted on 15 October, 2013 at 15:50

Well, here we are around the middle of October.  People are thinking about their Halloween costumes and I'm thinking, how am I going to get the things I need to get done, done in time.  No bother.  We'll get it done.  Hopefully this weekend, we'll get started on getting some of the display up (lights in the trees stuff on the roof).  Mainly because it's the stuff I don't want to do or care to do in the snow.

It's just about 6 weeks until the display goes on for...

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Posted on 26 November, 2012 at 9:30

This year was a particularly challenging year to get the display done.  With Hurricane Sandy and a snowstorm shortly thereafter coupled with the fact that Thanksgiving was one week early this year, we really only had a few weeks to get done what we did.  With that I have to give BIG kudos to my wonderful helper elf, my wife, Ann.  She was great at helping me with the display and getting it up.  Through the cold we got it done and luckily we actually had some nice weather t...

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We're Getting There!

Posted on 20 November, 2012 at 9:10

Well, we got a lot done on Sunday.  Only have a couple more trees to put up and a few more deer as well as I have to fix the soldier's head (I accidentally broke it into a billion pieces last year when I took it down).  This year we should have approximately 35,000 lights.  No lights on the roof.  Snowflakes this year.  I did not buy enough so only the garage is covered.  Next year when they have the sale I'll make sure to buy enough.

Also waiting for a ne...

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Slowly I Turn, Step by Step, Inch by Inch

Posted on 14 November, 2012 at 0:00

Niagra Falls!

Slowly we are getting the light display up.  We are truly hoping to have everything set for the day after Thanksgiving.  The arches went up this past weekend along with the icicle lights and my wife tediously put red and white lights all around the bushes and trees in the driveway.  She did a superb job.  Much better job than I would have done.  This weekend I'm planning on trying to get all the other stuff in the front yard...deer, animated ginger...

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The Show Must Go On!

Posted on 6 November, 2012 at 0:15

I first want to wish everyone well after such a devastating storm that hit our area.  I do hope everyone is safe and sound and wish you all the best in the coming days and months.

We normally have more of the display done but with Sandy coming in, I decided not to start the display until late.  Also, this year, I decided not to put up all the lights on the roof but to put up snowflakes.  Unfortunately I mis-calculated and didn't have enough.  Therefore, only the gara...

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Milford Patch Community

Posted on 27 December, 2011 at 10:35

Thank you to the Milford Patch Community for voting us the Best Decorated House in Milford Connecticut for 2011!  We are one of the 860 houses in the Patch Community now being judged.  On Friday the 30th, they will announce the 24 Semi Finalists.  If we do win that division, then we get our electric bill for December paid for and go on to the Finals.  If we win the overall contest, $100,000 will be donated to our loca...

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We're done!

Posted on 23 November, 2011 at 15:30

The display is finished.  We actually worked on it last Sunday for about 5 hours and got everything up and running.   The only thing that isn't working temporarily is the Gingerbread on the Trampoline.  I'm waiting on a new controller and it should be here by Monday.  

Don't forget kids, we have a Santa Mailbox this year so drop your letter in to Santa and as long as you include your address, Santa will send you a nice letter!

Tomorrow is the big da...

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We're Almost Finished!

Posted on 12 November, 2011 at 7:15

Hopefully by this weekend we will be completed with the setup of the Christmas display.  Those pesky leaves decided to fall late this year and now of course I have to clear the leaves from around the display.  This should be fun.  

If everything can get up this weekend the only thing left to do is to run the power cords to the outlets and test everything....and pray!

Merry Christmas!


Lights are Going UP!

Posted on 25 October, 2011 at 6:45

I can't believe it's that time of year again.  Boy does the time fly!   This past Friday I put up the lights on the roof.  It normally takes about 6 hours by myself but this year I had help!  Big thank you goes out to Nick for helping me.  Cut my time in almost half. Only took about 3 1/2 hours this year.  Still in just as much pain though.

Sunday, my wife and I were supposed to go to the Jersey Boys show but unfortunately she got a really bad cold so we co...

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Family Science Day

Posted on 12 October, 2011 at 15:20

Be sure to stop by the Smart Living Center in Orange on the Boston Post Road this weekend.  They are having a Family Science Day that will include demonstrations on efficient lighting and how to save money on your utility bills.  I will be there as well promoting efficient Christmas lighting.  Be sure to stop by the booth!

On October 22nd I will be giving a lecture at the Smart Living Center on efficient holiday lighting from 10:00 to 11:00 in the morning.  Be sure t...

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