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View Poll Results: Are you decorated?
It's the most wonderful time of the year! 4 36.36%
Here and there. 1 9.09%
Just one more week... 4 36.36%
It's Christmas time? 2 18.18%
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:58 PM   #1
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Are you decorated?

Our home is in the third category, dangerously close to teetering over fourth.
Trying to get my tired butt together and contribute you know, peace on earth etc etc.

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Old 12-11-2008, 04:25 AM   #2
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We got our tree up and decorated so far, But Mike is still out of town, so i don't think the outside lights are going up this year.. maybe... i'm just not in the Christmas mood yet... But i will be cause of Micah.
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:33 AM   #3
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No decorating done at all!! We just have not had time. I've been baking fruit cakes and that takes a lot of time. Just too much to do!!! Hardly any shopping done, and I'm one who likes to get it done early. Really don't know how I'm going to make it, but guess what needs to will get done. Christmas tree was bought but is on the back porch in a bucket of water waiting for us. Hubby said we'd get it up this week, but our 3 year old 60" Sony Wega TV is going out, (they extended the warranties on the 2004 & 2006 models, ours is a 2005) so he's been spending the evenings searching for the best deal on the best quality, most reliable, most energy efficient product when he's not working on someone's bid or plan. He's trying to get more work, and he's having to meet when they want to and get things done as quickly as possible. It's definitely a buyer's market in an unstable time for prices of his materials and labor. He laid off his superintendent yesterday, just not enought work, so he has to do it all for a while.
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:37 AM   #4
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our 3 year old 60" Sony Wega TV is going out, (they extended the warranties on the 2004 & 2006 models, ours is a 2005) so he's been spending the evenings searching for the best deal on the best quality, most reliable, most energy efficient product when he's not working on someone's bid or plan.

OHHHHH!!! Don't tell me that - I have a (almost) 5 year old 60 inch Sony Wega!!! We haven't had any problems so far - what were its first symptoms???

No decorating at all in my house. I keep saying it will happen soon, but no one is listening (like anyone but me will do any decorating! LOL) I think I may get some things done this weekend - hope so!!!
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:37 AM   #5
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Haven't even started yet. Just can't get motivated.
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:26 AM   #6
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G-kids put up the smallest (6') of my three artificial trees and decorated around in the kitchen and den. It's beautiful and I love to decorate, but that's all we're doing this year.
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:33 AM   #7
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I'm done early this year. I put the finishing touches on the tree Monday and it took until last night to get someone to help me put the boxes back up in the attic. I didn't put up the same tree as last year. I bought a 6 foot tree at Wal Mart for $35 and it's really pretty. I'll take a picture of it later. It is one of those prelit trees and I love it. So much easier, but I still didn't enjoy putting the rest of the decorations on. Hopefully when Ricky has a wife and kids we'll be welcome at their home so I won't have to decorate at all.
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:00 AM   #8
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I don't have anything out yet!!! I keep trying to think of a time when Jaci can help but between work, school, and her boyfriend, I can't think of a good time. I'd at least like for her to be here to help get me started. I have so many ornaments that no one helps me finish it. Then there's also the other decorations to sit around. So much work.................so little time!!!! I keep thinking...........next week!!!
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:29 PM   #9
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I'm completely done, decorating & shopping. Now I just have to wrap & enjoy the holiday.
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:18 PM   #10
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Trees up and decorated. Now I just need to finish up this weekend shopping.
All gifts are wrapped and under the tree except what i haven't bought yet of course.LOL
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I'm completely done, decorating & shopping. Now I just have to wrap & enjoy the holiday.
Ok.........that's it.....................................I'm jealous!!!!!!! How could you be almost done and I've barely started!!!!! I guess I better get my rear in gear!!!!
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OHHHHH!!! Don't tell me that - I have a (almost) 5 year old 60 inch Sony Wega!!! We haven't had any problems so far - what were its first symptoms???

No decorating at all in my house. I keep saying it will happen soon, but no one is listening (like anyone but me will do any decorating! LOL) I think I may get some things done this weekend - hope so!!!
We've had two problems, one fixable, the other not so much. The projection bulb has gone out twice and had to be replaced. That cost over $200 each time. Now the light engine is going out. There is a blue hue across the bottom of the screen that is worse at times and causes blue clouds or spots to appear on the screen. If you go on Sony's website and research the Wega problems, they have pictures of some of the light engine failures. It costs about $1,800 to replace the light engine, so it's considered not worth fixing if this goes out. We're researching for the day it's no longer viewable. The problem is supposed to get progressively worse once it starts. It could last 2 more days or 2 more years according to the Sony authorized repair people we have consulted.

Now about decorating, I still have not done anything. By the time I get home from work around 6 p.m. and we eat supper & clean up the kitchen, it's almost 8 p.m. and it's dark outside, I have laundry to do, and fruit cakes & other things to work on. The evenings fly and it's time to go to bed to get up and get ready for work. There is absolutely no time. I'm hoping this weekend that I can finish the fruit cakes and at least get the tree up. Not sure when I'll shop for gifts. With just one vacation day left that I'm taking Christmas Eve, there's just no time. I'm thinking that I'll play hookey on the day after Christmas. We don't have that day off, but no one will really be working much, so I think I'll tell everyone I'm making "sales calls" in my hometown. That's a code even my bosses use from time to time. I'm just much more honest and almost never take advantage of this little loophole. Most of the branches will close at noon the day after Christmas anyway. All our customers will be off.
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:09 AM   #13
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We've had two problems, one fixable, the other not so much. The projection bulb has gone out twice and had to be replaced. That cost over $200 each time. Now the light engine is going out. There is a blue hue across the bottom of the screen that is worse at times and causes blue clouds or spots to appear on the screen. If you go on Sony's website and research the Wega problems, they have pictures of some of the light engine failures. It costs about $1,800 to replace the light engine, so it's considered not worth fixing if this goes out. We're researching for the day it's no longer viewable. The problem is supposed to get progressively worse once it starts. It could last 2 more days or 2 more years according to the Sony authorized repair people we have consulted.

Thanks for the information! We will watch for that. We've had one bulb go out - but understandable as hubby watches it all day/evening every day for the past 5 years. So far, so good (again, fingers crossed). Mom has a 42 inch Sony Wega which has yet to have the bulb replaced - I imagine it will go out soon as her TV is four years old.

Thanks again for the heads up!
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Right after the cleaning woman comes, I will set out the tree, and my angels. I'll buy the wreath this week. My neighbor has one candle light in each window and it's just beautiful. I think I'll copy him. I hope he doesn't mind - they say imitation is the highest form of flattery. I'm going to look for red candle lights.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:40 AM   #15
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I think the candles in the windows are beautiful too. There are quite a few people who do that around here. He probably won't even think you're copying him.
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