Almost Time for Christmas Decorations

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It's November and that means time to start thinking about the holidays.  First, there's Thanksgiving .... turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, and so many desserts.  Then of course comes Christmas with the lovely lights on the houses, Christmas trees to decorate, presents to buy.  Do you believe it?  It's almost time for Christmas decorations!

I, for one, have always wanted to put lots and lots of lights decorating the outside of my home.  Some years, I have managed some but never as many as I would like.  One of these years, I will and then I'll post my wonderful pictures.  Until then, I may go with the idea of the picture below:

Ditto!

That's me!  Big plans but not always the time to accomplish it all.   I can so relate to the homeowners above.  Have a great day everyone!

 

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Rainmaker
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Laurie Mindnich

Irene, I love this time of year. Thanks for a post that reminds me to untangle my lights, and get the boxes from the shelf- for some reason, I never mind the little annoyances that come with getting ready for holiday lights! You'll have to provide an update/photo when you're finished putting your own lights up...

November 03, 2009 04:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Sharon & Bruce Walter
West Lafayette homes for sale
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN

Irene, you are making my November go so quick when you post things like this.  That picture is so cute.  The "ditto" lights on the neighbor's garage are a hoot!!!!!

November 03, 2009 06:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Irene Tron

Laurie - I will post some pictures if I manage to get the lights up.

Jess - Of course desserts are the most important part of any holiday! :-)

Sharon - I just may end up doing the "ditto" thing myself.  :-)

Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting. 

November 03, 2009 08:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Robert L. Brown
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Michigan
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com

The lights put me in the right mood. I can do without the snow.

November 03, 2009 08:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Marney Kirk
Towson, Maryland Real Estate
Keller Williams Excellence Realty

Irene, I love Christmas lights. They make me so happy when I drive home -- I actually look forward to the darkness at 5 pm then so my son & I can enjoy them all the way home from school!!!

November 03, 2009 09:03 PM
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Diane Rice
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Diane Rice, Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL

Irene.... girl, you are rushing it!  You must be one of the ones that shop early!, and take sleigh rides... right?

November 03, 2009 09:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN

Oh, always so much to get taken out and put up. This does look like a good alternative though :)

November 03, 2009 09:50 PM
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Carol Hamilton
Prudential, Real Estate, Omaha, NE
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Oh, I can't wait to see the Holiday Lights up this year.  Although time is flying by and I can't believe that time is just around the corner!

November 04, 2009 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Robert - Having lived in Texas most of my life and not experiencing snow, I now enjoy snow.  One of these days I may tire of it but I'm not there yet.

Marney - Christmas lights do brighten things don't they?

Diane - Um.....actually, I do shop early.  I think it's because I get so excited and can't wait to wrap the presents. 

Lee and Carol - It does take a lot of time.   That's the main reason I have never quite accomplished putting out as many lights as I'd liked to.

Carol - I can't either.  I love the holidays but I can't believe that it'll be 2010 before long.

November 04, 2009 09:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Jeff&Grace Safrin
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LOL oh not at our home Irene...The first year we moved to valpo i found jeff on the ground ( fallen off a ladder) so NO more outside home decorations needless to say :)

The girls do the inside when they come home for thanksgiving - I'm fine with a ditto or better yet, just enjoying others nicely decorated homes in the neighborhood:)

Great pic !

Sincerely,

Grace

November 04, 2009 09:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Irene Tron

Grace - Oh my!  Very scary.  I think that would be the end of lights on the outside of my home also.

November 04, 2009 09:36 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.

Irene, gee.  I'm lucky to get the tree up and decorated!  I usually do it early in the season and leave it up until March.  It's pretty dry by then!

November 05, 2009 08:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

Irene - I knew it was bound to happen - that the pictures of the holidays would soon be coming in to celebrate this glorious time of year.  My goodness, the departments stores starting putting things up at the beginning of October.  There was a clash of the titans, with Christmas and Halloween decorations being sold side by side:-)

November 05, 2009 05:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California)

OMG, Irene...that "Ditto" house is HILARIOUS!!! :)

Leilani

November 06, 2009 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
RE/MAX Realty Services Inc.

Oh my goodness Irene that was or is a hoot! Love it!  Ya, know would love to do the "ditto" lights on our place, if our neighbours decorate like that, just for the fun of it!  Thanks am still laughing! BTW was the very lite up house Chevy Chase's?

November 06, 2009 04:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Irene Tron

Patricia - I'm sure you are not alone in leaving a Christmas tree up well after Christmas.  The last couple of years that hasn't been a problem for me since I haven't even gotten the tree up to start with.  :-)

Myrl - Somehow Halloween and Christmas decor just don't go together at all.  The Christmas marketing seems to start earlier and earlier each year.

Leilani - I thought it was pretty funny and inventive, also.

Peggy - I laughed for quite a while when I first saw this picture. 

Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting.  Have a great weekend.

November 06, 2009 06:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Jim Frimmer
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist
HomeSmart Realty West

We put up lights each year, but not enough to substantially raise our electricity bill. We like to drive around and look at everyone else's lights.

Christmas lights falling from Heaven

November 10, 2009 09:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Irene Tron

Jim - We enjoy driving around and looking at the lights also.  Great picture on your comment.

Have a great day.

November 11, 2009 09:13 PM
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Nancy Conner
Olympia/Thurston County WA
Managing Broker - City Realty Inc

We have a favorite list of homes that decorate to the hilt & we go drive by to admire them on Christmas Eve each year - but I love the creativity of the "Ditto" house in your photo!  Too funny!

November 14, 2009 10:41 PM
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Nancy - I wish I was that creative to come up with something that funny!  :-)

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

November 14, 2009 10:49 PM
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