Grinch Stolen

December 30th, 2009

I walked out this morning to warm up the truck for work and walked by a bent pole where the Grinch once stood.  I guess that someone needed it more than me.

Snow covered lights

December 27th, 2009

Well, the lights are under the snow, at least part of them and they are still working great.  Had a few people visit over the last couple of days.  Looks like the lights will be out a little longer.

Christmas Eve

December 25th, 2009

Due to weather and travel conditions the show did not run tonight.  All should be working for Christmas night.  Merry Christmas to everybody.

Trying to find the 1 bad bulb

December 20th, 2009

Man this is tough.  I even have the fancy tool that helps to find the one bad bulb.  I have been trying to fix 1 strand of lights in my arches and have not been successful.  May just have to wait until I can bring it in the shop.  It isn’t to noticeable as it is only 50 lights out on the strand.

Think I found the problem

December 20th, 2009

Looks like the power supply for the controllers and relays may be getting a bit overworked.  I will make changes to next years hardware to have each controller utilizing it’s own power supply.  For the time being I will monitor the show and make sure that it is not interrupted.  Once again I apologize for anybody that came last night and did not get to see the complete show.

Rough Night tonight

December 20th, 2009

Not such a great night for the show. My wife and I went to a Christmas party and before we left some lights were freaking out. I fixed that and thought everything was going to be fine, but several times during the show my daughter had to call me so she could get it running. Hope nobody was disappointed. Should be able to get it all corrected in the morning.

Phone Call

November 30th, 2009

Last night the little neighbor boy down the street called me to thank me for getting the humpty humps working (the arches). That makes all of the work worth it.

Light Count for this year

November 29th, 2009

This year we increased the light count from 20,400 to 33,440 lights. This was mostly in the 2 poles, 1 additional large tree, and the 3 arches. Hope you all enjoy.

Progress

November 29th, 2009

Getting all of the poles and arches added to the new sequences. Looks pretty good. Traffic is also picking up every night.

Last Night

November 27th, 2009

Lights came on as expected and we had several folks show up for the first show. I have some stuff to work out and need to get the new items added to the sequences.