Outdoor decorating GAH!

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  1. SaraJayne

    SaraJayne <font color=red>Stop moving those smilies! <img sr

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    I put up the Christmas lights this morning outside. We have three bushes right in front of the house and they are the only things we decorate outside for Christmas.

    So I'm very carefully connecting all the strings (that I tested before I put them out ;)), getting them all arranged nice in the bushes and I get to the last string and get ready to plug it into the timer (which will be plugged in on Thanksgiving morning before we leave).

    And I find out I have 2 female ends together. :furious: :sad::lmao:

    Due to the way the strings have plugs attached, I have to change all six strings. :headache: Oh well, my own stupid fault for not starting with the string closest to the porch/plug-in.

    Next year, that bush is being covered first!! :laughing:
     
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  3. plutotek

    plutotek DIS Veteran

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    Been there, done that. I learned the lesson years ago under similar circumstances, so now everything gets laid out on the lawn in front of the bushes, then just flipped into place.
     
  4. SaraJayne

    SaraJayne <font color=red>Stop moving those smilies! <img sr

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    It's quite maddening.

    I'm going back and forth between being irritated and laughing at myself.
     
  5. JennaDeeDooDah

    JennaDeeDooDah My oh my what a wonderful day!

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    Exact same thing happened to me this year when I was putting out our lights for Halloween.:headache:
     
  6. mamamary

    mamamary DIS Veteran

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    I've done that too :crazy2:
     
  7. MaryAnnDVC

    MaryAnnDVC "Mare", DISing since '99; prefers being tagless

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    Once you get them up correctly, just leave them on the bushes all year. Then you can turn them on every night, year round. DISers like that. :teeth:
     
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    Fortuosity That's me byword

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  9. Kimbysmom

    Kimbysmom Mouseketeer

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    Some of our neighbors seem to feel that way :rolleyes2

    I did the exact same thing last year too, OP. And I'm sure, knowing me, I'll repeat the same mistake this year as well, lol.
     
  10. SaraJayne

    SaraJayne <font color=red>Stop moving those smilies! <img sr

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    GAH! Not this Diser!! :rotfl:Those babies come off the bushes the weekend after New Years.
     
  11. mad madam mim78

    mad madam mim78 DIS Veteran

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    Can you imagine what putting up lights at Disney is like? It's mind boggling!
     
  12. StephMK

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    That makes too much sense and takes all of the uncertainty out of the process. :lmao: I will have to try that this year because I have done the same plug matching madness and our bushes are a pain to decorate.
     
  13. SaraJayne

    SaraJayne <font color=red>Stop moving those smilies! <img sr

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    My GAH has just become double GAH!!!!!

    I went out to fix the lights this morning and even though I checked the lights yesterday, today, only half the lights on each string work. :furious:

    I am about ready to say screw outside decorating this year. Those suckers are going back to Target ~ today.
     

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