I finally got Christmas lights up. This one simple strand was a lot of work! Home Depot sold out – they said they didn’t expect any before christmas. So I went to McLendons and got two strands. Unfortunately I didn’t read the packaging carefully and it was the wrong length. Gave up on Saturday – so I went on Monday evening and McLendon’s was closing. So I went to Target. They had the right stuff – picked up a timer and white extension cord as well. Got home and went out late at night and put hooks into the trim.
Went back inside and noticed for the first time that the lights were on a green cord. Doh. Wife said she just wanted them up, so up they went. A lot of work for something so amazingly simple.