It was silent in the garage today. This is what was going on inside my head.
Okay. Christmas lights. Hmm: it sure would have been brilliant to mark these boxes.
Oh! Here’s some. Oh; those are for the tree.
[Picks up object.] What the heck is this? …When will I stop going to garage sales?!!!
Oh, yay. Lights. This top bag is multi-colored. Wow. I have a whole box of colored ones. But I like white. I want colored lights on the tree like Mom, but the kids overrule me.
Oh yeah, I bought those white lights for the wedding on condition I got to keep them. I wonder where those are?
…Oh, Cute! I forgot I bought this last year!
I’m getting cold out here. [Goes in and refills coffee.]
What’s this empty carton doing in the light stuff? Yeah, yeah, save the Styrofoam in case I ever want to sell it on eBay.
Man. Where are those lights?
[Looks upward.] More lights! …I love these big lights. They remind me of when we were kids. They use a lot of electricity, though.
Oh, wait. Where are those LED’s? I don’t see them anywhere.
Man, where are those white lights?
Oh, here’s something: Box of parts. Why do I keep bulbs and fuses? Twinkle lights are so cheap. [Tosses it back in the box.]
Man, where are those LED’s?
Good; another box of… Oh, Yay! The wedding lights!
Oh, another. Okay, it looks like I’ve found it all. ‘Better review the family’s criteria: no sloppy, mix colored and white, border the windows, symmetry, limited use of icicles, no sections of all one color.
While I’m at it, maybe I’d better plan this out a bit. [Sketches a plan; enjoys the chance to use a yellow highlighter.]
Well, after all this, I’m determined to hang some lights today! At least I can do the window and door borders.
[Two hours of ladders, tangles, testing, mud, fear of heights, clean-up, and expletives deleted.]
Good. It started raining. I can stop till tomorrow.