Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Jingle bells

This is what the house looks like this holiday season. It's different from previous years because I didn't string the lights all the way across the front. I've decided that I'm getting too old to climb up two stories on an extension ladder to hang lights. I can do it, but one false move and I'd likely fall and break my neck. Better safe than sorry.

Some time between 07h30 and 08h00 on Tuesday morning.

Hanging the lights above the deck section is easy because I can use a step-ladder up there. It's much more sturdy and there's less chance of falling. I won't win any holiday decoration prizes, but they don't give those out here, so I'm not going to miss anything.


  1. Yep, men over fifty and so often goes wrong.

  2. My friend’s 70-year-old father fell off a ladder while string Christmas lights and did just that. Not me said I!

  3. Your house looks great just the way it is. I wouldn't want to do the step ladder thing myself!

  4. Very pretty. Some people in my neighborhood overdo the decorating with every symbol that speaks of Christmas. I prefer a Christmas tree in the window and lights outside. Is your tree going to show to the outside?

  5. Very pretty and all the loops are equal. Must have taken some calculations to get it right.

  6. I like simple and understated. and I don't climb ladders due to a fear of heights.

  7. A wise decision. The lights look just fine, and understated is generally better, anyway.

  8. andrew, I don't want to add to the statistics.

    mitch, nor me!

    michael, thanks. It's just a couple of steps and it sits squarely on the deck, so it's not as scary as the extension ladder leaning up against the house.

    diane, yes, the tree will be visible in the big windows on the deck.

    jocelyn, I counted to make sure! lol

    anne marie, I'm fine with heights, I have a fear of falling. ;)

    evelyn, well... nothing's perfect!

    emm, :)


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