Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Lights, Camera, Traction

Well, as most of you know, Christmas is around the corner. This means presents and candy and for the first time in my life, putting lights on the house. For those of you who haven't seen my humble abode, this means I am putting my life at risk.

Our house isn't large but we do have two stories. I have never walked on my roof before but my wife wanted lights on the house and I aim to please. I began stringing lights on the roof three weeks ago and ran out with only half of the house done. A couple of days later, I found more of the same lights and got back on it.

After plugging the lights in, low and behold, there were pieces out. So up I go again to fix the lights. My OCD kicked in when I noticed that the lights weren't all standing straight up. So up I go again to straighten them out. Next, I ran out of those little clippy things that you use to attach lights to your house. Well, so did half of Dallas, Texas because I spent three hours driving around looking for more.

Finally I find more but the weather has been bad. I have been trying to get up on the roof for a week and on Saturday I grabbed my ladder and fixed the perimiter of mi casa. Still, it looks like crap. I still have lights all over my house that looks like redneck teeth.

So again, I climb up last night in the chilly drizzle and I'll be damned if the lights I fixed last week hadn't gone out again. So I spent thirty minutes trying to straighten and fix my lights.

Needless to say, they still aren't fixed. This is why Christmas can suck so bad.

That is all,


4 Ripples in the pond:

Thomas said...

I think you might be making this a little more difficult than it should be. For the first year, you just have to accept that they will look like crap. I should know, because that is what I had to do last year. The second year is way easier.

natalee said...

maybe it is just operator error ...

i'm just saying ...

nat said...

Natalee did not type that! Jennifer (natalee's sister) needs to stop trying to get me into this.

erin said...

I applaud your efforts on the lighting of your home, even it the result is slightly less than perfect - the holiday spirit is what counts here! Although being the anal, OCD person that I am....I'm a little afraid to come look at them because I might feel the urge to climb on the roof and fix things.