It's that time of year when all our Christmas lights go up and the neighborhood becomes a beacon in the night, for Santa Claus to navigate. The only problem is the work involved! Do you remember that funny movie, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase? How he struggled with those strands of lights?
Sure, it was funny to witness on the tv screen, but I have to wonder how many people experience that kind of frustration EVERY YEAR! Just when you think you've got it all figured out, and the lights are glowing… you realize you might have been a little hasty asking everyone out, to come see your handy work. The minute they step out the door, all goes dark except one measily little Christmas light – left flashing as though a personal insult to your tedeous work.
Let's not forget the danger involved! How would you fair if you were two stories up and accidentally stapled your glove to the house siding instead of the string of bulbs?
This year, I have a recommendation for you: First, watch the movie again. Have a laugh. Determine if you're really okay with doing that yourself (especially you new home owners who have been in your house less than a year). Then, call a local sign shop and ask them if they offer the service of hanging Christmas lights. When you locate a professional who can do this for you, sit in a comfy chair by your fire place and enjoy a small cup of eggnog or cider.
No thanks necessary, your safety and enjoyment of this season is thanks enough for me!