Although I had been lighting my home for a few years, this year was our 2nd year of completely covering the house.
We got the attention of the local area newspaper for a follow-up article on the Calif. energy crisis.
It took about 30+ hours over 3 weekends to hang all these lights and I had to trim all the shrubs before I started.
I went through a box of staples, lots of nails and managed to kill a few strings each year!
In 2006 we exchanged the entire 15,000 lights for new and brighter LED's. In 2007 the Sacramento Bee
did another story on energy and I got a new updated photo. Put lights on the roof for the 1st time, lining the ridge. Total lights 16,500.
2009 - 10
For 2009 I added a soft white LED net to line the roof to start the process that I hope will look like snow on the
house. For 2010 I added blue LED nets and overlapped with the softwhite LED nets from last year. Total lights 18,000.