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Imagechelle
Oct 3, 2010 3:13 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
We used to have a Jo Ann Fabrics near here. I'm not sure if it closed or moved. I've been doing the Hobby Lobby thing since. I'll ask my Mom about Jo Ann's, she's a sewer so she'll know. Thanks!

I looked for one at the Apple Festival today but only saw one made out of very thin wood. One wrong move and it'd be broken. Had to pass that one up with a five year-old in the house! LOL!
Imagechelle
Oct 3, 2010 3:18 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Allison,

You just reminded me about them.

Smiling Snack time!

Wish I could cyber-share ya some. Just zip 'em right over there....
ImageOnewish1
Oct 3, 2010 3:38 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
nice... thought that counts!!!
Imagestormyla
Oct 3, 2010 6:38 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Allison, did you get much done this weekend?
ImageOnewish1
Oct 3, 2010 7:35 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
I can say a big ole NO... I wish we had more hours in the day... picking up that coir took a lot of our time Thumbs down
Imageflowersrjen
Oct 3, 2010 7:49 PM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj
Where did you end up putting all the coir?
Imagestormyla
Oct 3, 2010 8:51 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ugg I hope you were able to get it covered before the rain came.
ImageOnewish1
Oct 3, 2010 9:11 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
yes we got it covered... for now there is a pile at the top of the driveway on pallets... and a load covered in the truck... when we got home before it was getting cloudy and we didn't want to get caught with our pants down and 1/2 way unloaded... so we just covered everything and went inside and took advil... and a nap Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagestormyla
Oct 3, 2010 9:37 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Well, I hope you can get some more good weather to work on the decorations. My truck has had a load of mulch in it for 3 weeks. I told DSO I only needed about a half of a scoop and he brought me about 3. Blinking
ImageOnewish1
Oct 4, 2010 3:38 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
oh wow... have to hate that... hope your weather looks better than mine this week
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Imagestormyla
Oct 4, 2010 4:41 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
No it's looking the same, just a bit warmer.
ImageOnewish1
Oct 4, 2010 4:42 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
right about now I start getting ants in the pants... and just want to get done
Imagestormyla
Oct 4, 2010 5:54 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Do you have to have the items assembled and in place to work on the music programming?
ImageOnewish1
Oct 4, 2010 6:11 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
some but not all... all that get hooked up to the music are just lights and figures... easy stuff.. the hardest ones are the big guys we hang on the lines over the lawn.. and the ones that Randy puts up on poles behind the rodies... all of it just takes time... of course I can not hang the ghosts from the tree either... Randy tosses up rope attached to a piece of chain over the branches... I would most likely knock myself out if I tried it Rolling on the floor laughing

we are adding new lights to the house this year as well... I bought these window wonder tracks to hold the lights just right... we already have those assembled for when he has the ladder out... just pop them in place.. unlike the photos we are installing them outside.. Randy has a plan to tack them in place...easier to hook up to the music that way

http://www.thewindowwonder.com/about.html
Imagestormyla
Oct 4, 2010 6:40 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Allison, Those are really neat. But they are pretty pricey still. I was mentally calculating the price to do all of the windows that I usually light, it would be close to $500. I really have to convince myself completely that I can't expect DSO to get up on the ladder to line the entire roof line in lights anymore for Christmas. I will miss it, but the dangers of him trying to do all of that while the ladder keeps sinking into my soft soil in the beds is just too great. The last year we had so much high winds that the lights needed constant fixing. This year I may have to light the trees and shrubs instead of the house.

ImageOnewish1
Oct 4, 2010 7:16 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
we only have 3 windows I want to cover with it... it wasn't that bad
Imagewoodthrush
Oct 4, 2010 7:29 AM CST
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
Same here, Stormy. We used to put up a lot of lights for Christmas. My husband would be working on them for a month so they could be lit on Thanksgiving. It just became too hard for him and then with the electric rate hike, that was the final blow.
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Imagestormyla
Oct 4, 2010 7:54 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
That's definitly another factor, Pam. I used to keep them on for 8 hours. Each of the last 3 years I cut it back by another hour.

Everyday last year, it was so windy that poor DSO had to reattach my bear's head or rewire my snowman's arms. All of my critters and people were getting very handicapped. The poor skiing snowman was always laying on his side.

My Halloween lit decorations survived much better although my one ghost kept getting wrapped up in the tree. We saran wrapped a large part of the trunk in an attempt to take away anything the fabric could stick to, but he still kept getting all wound up. I couldn't quite figure it out.
Imagewoodthrush
Oct 4, 2010 8:10 AM CST
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
We had 12 of those large inflatable snowmen, santa, toy soldiers, etc. They look like heck lying on the lawn during the day, so we'd keep them on during the day also.
It takes a lot of electric to run those fans in them. With the inflatables and all the other decorative lights, our electric for Dec and Jan would run an extra $100-150 a month. The only way we can cope with rising rates is to cut back on usage.
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Imagestormyla
Oct 4, 2010 8:12 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yes, mine would go up that much too. Part of that though had to do with the extra cooking & baking too.

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