The photo hardly does our house’s glow justice, as we’ve heard several accounts of people stopping outside of the house to check out our lights from the sidewalk! So yeah – we’ve officially become that house now. 😛
I still consider this to be sort of phase 1 of our lights, though – we spent a bunch of money swapping out a good number of them for LEDs this year after having the bulk die out last year, and the new programmable ones that run along both the edge of the roof and around the palm to the far left have been pretty fun to change colors throughout the month, but I still feel that the yard itself needs work … partially due to the ginormous, stupid oak tree that currently dominates the center of the yard.
Hopefully between now and next Christmas we’ll be able to get that ugly beast removed, which will open up the entire yard to new possibilities! Still, a valiant effort considering that I didn’t really do much of anything last year. It’s probably safe to say that we won the neighborhood as far as light displays, though most of our neighbors are boring and didn’t really do anything, so they’re not the ones I’m comparing us to anyways.
Work in progress!!!