We got home and stopped.
OK, let me explain. We got home and Kyle decided that he wanted to paint the living room (he has ADD, remember?). I watched him use our one, tall ladder to slather paint on the walls while I pouted that the lights weren’t getting hung up.
A few days later, he was off work again and I insisted that he put lights up.
He did, while I snapped pictures of Grady, Styles ran around with guns (water, that is), and Madilyn tormented us all.
And now our house has a toupee to go with its mustache. We bought two reels of lights that had 200 lights/reel.
Here’s where you laugh.
We thought each reel was 200 feet of lights.
Each reel was only 50′ of lights.
We had enough to line the house and believe me, it looks a lot better with the toupee than without, but I was going for a sort of Griswold effect and we didn’t exactly get that thanks to our rookie mistake. Plus, the LED lights that I insisted on having don’t exactly match our other lights but I don’t even care.
I’ll be visiting Sears the day after Christmas to buy more light reels for next year.
In other, related news: I wanted to have lights in our yard like the Griswolds and my Griswold-wannabe neighbors so we had to decide between the Holiday Pig and the Purple Christmas Hippo.
What did we choose? Well, my favorite Christmas song is, “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”. SOOOOOOO…..
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