Clump #133: Take down outdoor Christmas lights.
Now that I’m in year two of Clump A Day, I find myself wondering, have I changed? Has this enterprise been worthwhile? Today’s clump offers a little hope: according to this blog, I know that last year I was taking down Christmas lights at the same time I was putting up a Valentine’s Day wreath. Thanks to my husband’s forethought, we took them down today, just before the big snowstorm blew into town.
Our high-tech method to reach the lights up high:
We wrap the strings of lights on rolled-up magazines or catalogs. The timer (lower right) and three-pronged plug are thrown in the same box. I can’t tell you how many times those things have gotten separated from the lights … enough to drive a person crazy! A big success in a tiny little action.
Our little tree from the forty percent off sale for procrastinators:
And here it is just minutes ago, naturally decorated with the promised snow (we planned ahead! we did it!):
In other news, the most fashionable goose in Strasburg, PA was bundled up for the storm. Possibly the first piece in the avian couture line to have arms/hands/wing tips?
I was agog. Our family doing something proactively, and now this … what next?