Saturday, November 29, 2008

Why is it???

Why is it when you plug up Christmas lights before you start to string them on anything they work just fine, BUT once you have them strung and you plug them in half the strand isn't lit up??? I mean seriously how is that possible to work fine one minute and not the next???

After a wonderful Thanksgiving meal at the Golden Corral (we don't eat with anyone but us) we start pulling decorations out. This year we have a new house, so we were waiting till after Christmas to buy a new tree, but came across a great priced UN-LIT (what was I thinking??) 9ft tree and I had the brilliant idea of why don't we just string the lights ourselves and leave them on when we take it down. Though we did come out much cheaper going the old fashioned way, in hindsight I should have waited till the pre-lits went on sale Dec. 26th!!! And after what seemed like an eternity we have the lights strung and have started hanging ornaments, the bottom 2, yes 2 (brand new) strands are bad-what are the chances of that happening??? So we went again this morning to swap the bad lights for new, get them strung, get the garland up, plug it in and you guessed half of the dang strand is out, luckily I just had to replace a bulb cause if that hadn't worked you would have heard about it on the news..."House demolished due to crazy woman tearing down Christmas decorations".

All in all though we have almost finished, just have the outside left and please say a prayer cause my hubby has to get on the roof and believe me when I say he is NOT looking forward to it!!

Oh and to all my Auburn friends, WAR EAGLE always!!! We will come back stronger than ever next year (hopefully)!!! And to all my BAMA friends....please ROLL the TIDE over the Gators next week!!!

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Sounds like an adventure! Just so you know ... my lovely prelit tree that we used for the first time last year is now missing some lights. Yep. Plugged it up and a whole strand won't work. This is not as easy as the old fashioned kind, I can't just pull the strand out. So, I'll have to stop and get me a small strand to add to my pre-lit tree. Funny how things turn out! Happy Happy Holidays!