Saturday, December 11, 2010

Our Light Fantastic

Awhile back, you may recall that I posted about my son's plans to make our house a flashing Christmas light extravaganza.

Well, he did it, and I have to say it turned out pretty danged good. He tells me that this is simply a starting point from which to add to every year.


My son may have formulated the plan, built the circuit boxes from scratch, and forked out for truckloads of Christmas lights, but he had a staff of thousands at his beck and call.

Yup. He soldered together each one of those little doohickeys. Or whatever electrical people call them. Made eight wireless controller boxes.

I helped wrap the tubes that made the cascading arches. I like them best.

Lulu supervised everything.

Once everything was ready, he put his troops into action:

And heeeeeeerrrrrreeeeee's the finished product. Ta Da!

Sugar Plum Groove - Christmas Lights from John Oleinik on Vimeo.


Blogger Mama said...

Wow! It's pretty great for the first year. I don't even want to think about your electric bill! lol

annie said...

I'm amazed with your family's creativity. Any feedback from your neighbors? Love the music and the lights.

Leslie at SugarAndSpiceADK. said...

It totally reminds me of the fabulous water fountain at the Bellagio in Vegas! Impressive!

Julia Oleinik said...

Thanks! Although I can't take any credit whatsoever....

You should see what this looks like from inside my bedroom. I need some better light-blocking curtains.

Neighbors are tickled pink. They were all part of the planning process so they're onboard with the whole thing, thank goodness.

sue said...

Looks great. All you need is some snow to make it sparkle. You guys did an amazing job. Can't wait to see what your son adds next year.