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Does anyone use Styx "Too Much Time On My Hands" in their display? I'm not looking for a copy, I just thought it would be an appropriate song to use ROFLMAO!

Do you think any of the listeners/watchers would get the irony? :D

Bruce

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I don't think ANYBODY other than us know how much work and time this takes. Most think plug it in, dowload software, and done!! Oh yea, plug in lights.

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shfr26 wrote:

Most think plug it in, download software, and done!! Oh yea, plug in lights.

Wait...what???

I have to do more than just plug in my lights??
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jimswinder wrote:

shfr26 wrote:
Most think plug it in, download software, and done!! Oh yea, plug in lights.

Wait...what???

I have to do more than just plug in my lights??


Yes Jim,

You have to be very committed to this, or is it we should be committed somewhere if we do this?
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WHAT ? ? ?
I just down loaded a program and plugged my in!

. . . and hooked up a mini radio station.
. . . and installed six dedicated electrical circuits.
. . . and spend hours programing holiday songs.
. . . and countless hour string up the lights.
. . . and laying awake in bed thinking of a new addition for this year.
. . . and late hours building a website to showcase the efforts year round.
. . . and editing videos for a chance to get a free controller for next year.
. . . and spending my retirement money because I'm addicted.
. . . and working with local businesses to raise money for my chosen charity.

. . . and reading a forum like this so I know I'm not the only one with a problem!


It's just a kit right?

RIGHT ! ! !

Our guest will never understand our dedication and that's OK. We do it because something has been lost over the past couple decades from when we grew up. We are bringing back the season of holiday lights; a few houses each year.

Cheers to you all!

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amen to that!!! and if all goes well most will or should never know what it takes to put on these shows . being in the tampa area the best compliment i hear from people is my lights look like something from disney. they were my inspriation after all, i worked there for 12 years and really loved how they made the make believe happen everyday. so when i see the looks on the peoples faces it makes it all worth while, and when you see mom and dad starting dancing with the kids how can i not smile back. plus i love watching the lights too!!!!

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This is my first year with LOR and it's been insane for me with projects:

Burying AC and DC conduits in the yard

fishing wire everywhere

sequencing when I get a chance

hand wiring 1500 led's, on my last light tube for this season.

My storeroom in the basement is a rat's nest of wire and I don't even have my controllers yet! :shock:


Luckily my wife doesn't know how much I've spent on wire and such :D

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It's just a kit right?


I suppose you could purchase all of the pre made items and sequenced music and then you just plug in and play. Most people except us lunatics would not know the difference.

My displays have evolved over the years and I have always wanted to have a unique display that no one else had. For years purchasing a blow up display and bringing it home and hoping that no one else in my small town managed to get one before they sold out.

Moving to programming my own lights has taken me to a whole new level and most likely no one else in my small town will be doing it too. My town has a Christmas light contest each year and the one person who is my main competitor I have tried to talk him into animating his lights. He is wavering. He can not decide to do it or just give up the whole light thing. Yes we are a fringe bunch.

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Scott T wrote:

WHAT ? ? ?
I just down loaded a program and plugged my in!

. . . and hooked up a mini radio station.
. . . and installed six dedicated electrical circuits.
. . . and spend hours programing holiday songs.
. . . and countless hour string up the lights.
. . . and laying awake in bed thinking of a new addition for this year.
. . . and late hours building a website to showcase the efforts year round.
. . . and editing videos for a chance to get a free controller for next year.
. . . and spending my retirement money because I'm addicted.
. . . and working with local businesses to raise money for my chosen charity.

You forgot maxing out the credit cards!!



I do tell people it is a kit. It is a specialized kit sold in pieces across 5-6 stores in several different states. The kit comes incomplete with No instructions of any kind, and is priced at 1/10 of actual cost.

Estimated time to build is: every waking moment for 4-6 months.
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Shubb wrote:

I do tell people it is a kit. It is a specialized kit sold in pieces across 5-6 stores in several different states. The kit comes incomplete with No instructions of any kind, and is priced at 1/10 of actual cost.

Estimated time to build is: every waking moment for 4-6 months.




HARHARHARHARHARHAR!!!!! I laffed so hard at that I just passed an entire cheese sandwich out my nose, and I havent had one in 3 weeks!!
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Scott T wrote:

WHAT ? ? ?
I just down loaded a program and plugged my in!

. . . and hooked up a mini radio station.
. . . and installed six dedicated electrical circuits.
. . . and spend hours programing holiday songs.
. . . and countless hour string up the lights.
. . . and laying awake in bed thinking of a new addition for this year.
. . . and late hours building a website to showcase the efforts year round.
. . . and editing videos for a chance to get a free controller for next year.
. . . and spending my retirement money because I'm addicted.
. . . and working with local businesses to raise money for my chosen charity.

. . . and reading a forum like this so I know I'm not the only one with a problem!


It's just a kit right?

RIGHT ! ! !

Our guest will never understand our dedication and that's OK. We do it because something has been lost over the past couple decades from when we grew up. We are bringing back the season of holiday lights; a few houses each year.

Cheers to you all!

Wait...Am I the only one that does all this AND dreams about it all night??? Maybe this is only because this is my first year with LOR...I guess next year I'll be back to normal dreams :P
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Shubb wrote:

Scott T wrote:
WHAT ? ? ?
I just down loaded a program and plugged my in!

. . . and hooked up a mini radio station.
. . . and installed six dedicated electrical circuits.
. . . and spend hours programing holiday songs.
. . . and countless hour string up the lights.
. . . and laying awake in bed thinking of a new addition for this year.
. . . and late hours building a website to showcase the efforts year round.
. . . and editing videos for a chance to get a free controller for next year.
. . . and spending my retirement money because I'm addicted.
. . . and working with local businesses to raise money for my chosen charity.

You forgot maxing out the credit cards!!



I do tell people it is a kit. It is a specialized kit sold in pieces across 5-6 stores in several different states. The kit comes incomplete with No instructions of any kind, and is priced at 1/10 of actual cost.

Estimated time to build is: every waking moment for 4-6 months.





These two comments inspired me to go spend more money, and work some more on it tonight. :D
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