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01-12-2008, 03:01 AM
Hi, I'm new to the site, the forum, the concept of running eleventy-billion lights from a PC....I'm an R&D engineer by day and a part-time business hack at night. I do PCB layout, audio equipment design and bascially eat and breathe electronics. Makes the day job go by faster...

I'm here because of my wife. She thinks I need a hobby. She literally asked me to look into doing "something like that" when on YouTube one evening. I had to ask if she was feeling OK, because I seriously couldn't believe she'd really want something like that on our house. "Yeah...you need a hobby that we both enjoy."

Riiight, we'll see about that!!!

- Aaron

Greg in Canby
01-12-2008, 03:11 AM
Welcome Aaron!

Last year (Christmas 2006) my wife took a bet about decorating before I could even take a breath to speak. Blank check . . . Right?!? Well almost.

Good luck!

01-12-2008, 03:56 AM

Same here. While I was in the middle of setting up for 2007 (my first year), my wife says "I haven't seen you like this years! You needed a hobby". It's a lot of work but when you get feedback from your family, friends, and people you don't even know, you'll feel like it was well worth the work. I even had people from down the street that I don't know come to my house after new years with home baked brownies & a thank you card signed the entire family & friends. As she handed me the brownies, she thanked us for bringing a little extra Christmas cheer to their holiday. Talk about motivation to do more in 2008!

01-12-2008, 04:05 AM
I told the wife World of Warcraft @ $15/month or Christmas Lights with a blank check....

01-12-2008, 09:50 AM
If anyone here ever talks to my wife about this hoby..... say nothing about the cost. I just tell her a few dollars here...a few dollars there... it's not too bad.

... If she only knew lol

01-12-2008, 12:12 PM
My wife asks me every so often if we've spent a fortune yet. :P


01-12-2008, 12:34 PM
same here look like canadian wife are more conservative :)

01-12-2008, 12:57 PM
lol - Dont let the flag fool ya. I am Canadian but am living in Michigan. Married to a US gal also. She can get pretty fiesty!

Greg in Canby
01-12-2008, 02:55 PM
That's why I like PayPal so much . . . EASY to launder the $$$$$.

01-13-2008, 08:56 PM

01-16-2008, 06:07 PM
When I told my wife what I wanted to do for 2008 she was all for it. She said, "What are we lookin' at, a couple hundred bucks?" :lol: ROFLMAO!

I said, "oh yea, three hundred, tops!"

01-18-2008, 09:56 PM
Yeah I told the wife I'd probably add $2000 worth of gear to this years display. So far, and its only Feb 19th, I am up to $1,753, with a renard to populate, the megatree to buy, cases to buy, wire to get, 350 feet of rope light as well, and a heap more SSR's to build.

I think I'll be a little over budget. :D

01-19-2008, 09:35 AM
Mine thinks I'm doing 272 channels and everything that goes with it for 380 bucks!!! - :lol: