He Just Came Out of the Chimney, Dude!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services 607851

I can't say that I have experienced blinding Christmas lights in our, or anyone else's home but I can imagine it.

Personally I LOVE light and tend to go overboard with lighting, especially outdoor security lighting. In fact,  back when the newspaper delivered to the door my delivery person refused to do so because my security lights blinded him when he pulled into the driveway so I had to put a "tube" out on the boulevard. Oh well... on the brighter side I have never had anything stolen out of my yard or vehicle.

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Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

I remember as a child driving around the various neighborhoods "ooing and awwing" at all the lights. My father hung outside lights on our evergreens. Today we just have the Christmas tree and that is fine.

Dec 04, 2023 08:39 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

As with everything...always a double edge sword.  Make it a great week. m

Dec 04, 2023 09:16 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob, My wife is not letting me put up the outside lights this year since falling off ot a ladder last year.  I miss them.

 

Dec 04, 2023 09:38 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Because of the tradition of our parents we still drive around the neighborhoods Leanne Smith . Seems like a lot less Oh's and Aw's these days with so many "nothing to do with Christ" inflatables out there.

Dec 04, 2023 10:46 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Lighting can indeed be a two edged sword Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho . Ill placed lighting can also be costly.

Dec 04, 2023 10:48 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Nice to know your wife loves you Will Hamm . She could be encouraging you to place lighting in places hoping you would fall.

Dec 04, 2023 10:49 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am right there with you with the bright security lights Bob "RealMan" Timm 

I've felt blinded by some lights, however none from Christmas Trees or other holiday lifghts. 

Dec 04, 2023 11:27 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Bob,

Growing up we always decorated the outside of our home with a big Santa and a sleigh with reindeer and Rudolph leading the back with a red blinking nose! I still like to drive around and look at the Christmas lights in the yard.

Dec 04, 2023 12:34 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thanks for standing by my side Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 😊 . I don't remember ever being blinded by Christmas lights either BUT I have seen some pretty bright stars focused onto the manger scene. 

Dec 04, 2023 12:41 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Dorie Dillard Austin TXdo remember Rudolph's with blinking red noses. I also liked seeing Christmas trains (not physically moving) in yards.

Dec 04, 2023 12:43 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob "RealMan" Timm  I used to love to decorate last Christmas I had an accident with the little wobbly step stool, so I asked our Gardners to finish the job.... not as much decorating as years before but the front of the house looked good.... They are coming Wednesday to do it again.... Btw I did get a solid step stool after it:))Endre

Dec 04, 2023 10:32 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Naps should always be respected, they are an important part of life, haha.

Dec 05, 2023 04:08 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is great advice Endre Barath, Jr. , I don't know why I have hung on to a couple of ladders that are not safe. Even though I am the only one who uses them they should go into the garbage.

Dec 05, 2023 06:46 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Well said Brian England . Even though I wrote the post I missed that very important point.

Dec 05, 2023 06:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Bob... my neighborhood is crazy lit up. I love driving through it at night. My house is very simple compared with most. (By the way, I haven't seen you visit my post of the other day dedicated to you and Carol Williams.)

Dec 05, 2023 08:47 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I'm running a bit behind Nina Hollander, Broker but now I've been there and done that. Thank you so much for the post, I wish I could see your home in person.

Dec 05, 2023 01:08 PM