So it was moved up and onto a flat wall covering the bathroom window.
Now, as the Merry Christmas lights took up most of the space on the wall, I had to move the Reindeer and Sleigh to another place. Well, that just had to be on the roof didn't it, and I was lucky enough to have just the place for it. On top of the flat roof over the bay window. I made up a wooden frame to support it, placed it on the roof and held it in place with a few small concrete pavers, the sort you do ornamental pathways with. Nice.
Whilst I was moving things around, I also decided to make the display a little wider. I ventured out onto the roof of the car port to the left of the house. I built a steel frame out of giant Meccano more commonly known as Dexion or Speedframe. On to this I put the Santa, Snowman, the Christmas Tree ( that use to be on top of the porch ), and some other lights, stars, icicles and rope light. It also looked good, until . . . . .
. . . . . about a week later when we were inside the house sitting
watching TV we heard a thump! What on earth was that? I
looked out the side door, cringed and nearly cried, only to see my Car
port display that I had struggled so much with trying to get it on top
of the car port, stood on end on the driveway. Argghh.
The following day I took the lights off the frame and hoisted it back
onto the roof of the car port. Yes hoisted, using an aluminium
ladder and bit of nylon rope. Only this time I bolted and tied the
frame to the roof. Now move if you dare. In fact the frame
stayed up there for quite few years, even when Christmas was over.
I just took the decorations down each year. We'll see more about
this frame later.
The Grinch (2011)
Trees Grow !
Planning for 2008 !
Here we go !
The Big Change !!!
The Night Before
Light-up (Dec. 2006)
The Tungsten Tree
(Feb - Nov. 2006)
The Second move
Who put that there ?
Back in business
Click Click Click
More Silicon Chips
The Next Few Years
The Bug was biting
Early Married Life
A logical development
(Dec. 1973 ish)
In the Beginning