Typically I don’t really feel the holiday verve until well into December and subsequently don’t even think about busting out theĀ  lights and and busying myself hanging the stuff before December 1. This year having decided to undertake the additional task of draping the twinklies from the second floor dormer for the first time, I figured I’d best stop just thinking about it and go get maximum mileage out of the end result. Thus a couple hours this Thanksgiving Day was spent untangling strings and figuring out how and where to plug everything in:

I think it came out purty.