Unlike my elaborate Halloween doings, the decorations of which get installed over the course of a week or so, Christmas lights at the Campbell household are not subject to a lot of variation (nor are they usually up so early but while still bumming over Alabama’s loss to Auburn I needed something to get my mind off the heartbreak).
We run strands of icicles across the rain gutter, the dormer and the garage, with a strand running up the front steps, and deer in the planter box in front of a wreath. In other words, it takes a few hours of one day instead of five or six — though it does involve me contorting along some potentially precarious elevations, and inevitably getting some roof shingle burn on my calves because I always forget and wear shorts for the duration.
But it’s all worth it (click for the bigger pictures):
Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."
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