Just because you love your privacy doesn’t mean you can’t make kids of all ages smile with a holiday light show. It’s not like they will be peering into your house. I’m excited to be having my first light show this year, having recently purchased a Light-O-Rama controller and software. As word leaked out about my light show, I warned people it’s not going to be all that this year. What kind of silly soul gets the hardware, tries to learn the software, how to program songs, learns about circuits, makes their own props, sets up and kicks off a show in a mere 30 days? Yes, my adventure was more like how not to do a light show.
The fault is mine as I set a goal of getting it up and running by Thanksgiving night, thinking kids don’t have school the next day. Although I told only one person, when I went to vote on Election Day he was spreading the word. Then a lady approached me about bringing a bus load of kids to the show as a Thanksgiving treat. Great; I’m a total noob who doesn’t know what I’m doing yet and it’s only the first year, I thought, but I replied, “No pressure then, huh?”
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