Sunday, December 12
Weather: Cloudy and Flurries
Temperatures:  Morning low in the low 30's, Afternoon high in the mid 30's
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Lance & Marianne Williams
7999 Brookside Drive
Rome, New York 13440
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Today was a pretty busy day.  The morning started out not too cold, and I managed to get out working on the decorations before 11am.  I managed  to get quite a bit done today, along with some much appreciated help from my wife.
The first thing I worked on was the "NOEL" sign and rope light trees at the left end of the house.  Last year we put the inflatable dog with puppy & gift under the NOEL.  This year we have a rope light nativity scene we put in the  same place, along with one animated angel (the second one will be out soon!).
After finishing the NOEL Nativity, I moved on to installing our one new inflatable, the Christmas Tree.   placed this along  the blow mold nativity, next to the inner shrubs.  This  inflatable includes 35 miniature lights with C-9 style covers.
I put the old swag lights from under the upstairs windows on the top of the garage door frame.  The old  swag lights were falling apart, the plastic clips were suffering from ultraviolet exposure brittleness.  This year we picked up a fourth windsock, the penguin.  Like the other three, I had to install  the lights myself.
I thought we needed a  closer picture of these illuminated spring  form windsocks. They are so cute!
After  the front of the garage, I broke into the wire frames strored in the trailer.  I put the two swiirl trees out behind the blow mold nativity, under the cherrry tree, completing that area, I think.  The picture on the left was taken with flash to show the falling snow and enhance the snow on everything.
The latest addition to the front lawn is the animated skiing santa and rocking horse.  Both are rope light wire frames.  I tried to get two pictures showing both images of santa,  just imagine flipping back and forth between the two images to simulate santa skiing.
The last item to be put up tonight was the last of the two wire frame arches.  This one was also in 100% working  order right out of the box!  After that, I wrapped the small topiary trees on the porch with blue pearl lights.
Total Lights: 24,649.