Archive for January 2017

Friday – day 12 of Take-down

January 13, 2017

Completed the wrap yesterday…11 days. Estimated 10 days, but lost 2 to the snow and cold, so beat my estimate. Only one stake left in the ground (will probably have to cut it off). That hard soil of October (drought) sure paid off when it came to taken them out, thanks to all the rain we had in December (they just were not to far in the ground)!
Plans in work for next year which revolve around some significant changes. Sorry, you will have to wait till November to hear about them.
On several days this blog was read by almost a 1,000 folks. Sure thank you for your interest and look forward to seeing you next year.

Thursday Update

January 5, 2017

What a response…all the figures on the 8 lawns are now gone to good homes. Everything is now cleared from the top of the street down.
I’m about 20% done on the two remaining houses. Cold and snow may slow me down for the next 4 days, but I’ll keep plugging.

Wednesday – 3rd day of take-down

January 4, 2017

As expected, the visitor count for the last 4 days of the show was down, especially on New Year’s Eve. Donations for the Shrine Hospitals were also down, especially during the first two weeks (although I did get three $100.00 bills over the period). ¬†Ended up with just over $7,600.00 for the kids. That gives me a 10 year total of $66,185.00!!!!

The take-down is proceeding nicely. I have pulled all the electrical from all the neighbors and removed the figures I want to keep. The ones still left on their lawns are whats available for taking. I’ve had two folks already pick up some, but there are plenty more (about 100 were available)…so come and get them. I won’t clear whats left till this weekend.

The cold temp coming up for the next 5 days will put a damper on removing light strings (can’t wear gloves to do that), but I did get all the lights removed from the two driveways yesterday (it was T-shirt weather). Now I will concentrate on figure and stake removal.