Seriously, it’s dangerous. I’m lucky to be alive!
I have no outdoor outlets in the front of my house so I bought a string of solar powered lights from Amazon. They came today and as soon as I got home I set out to putting them up.
First I planted the sensor.
And then I ran the lights up to the trim I have running around the house. As you can see, the ground was too far away and I had to start the lights off the house. I knew this would bother me but I continued anyways.
It’s hard to see but I put in an eye hook and then attached the lights with a zip tie. I figure that I can just leave the hooks each year and just reattach the lights each winter.
Then I just pulled the lights tight and put in a hook at each corner
and then wrapped it around, keeping it pulled tight. If you like the scalloped look, obviously you don’t have to pull tightly but I knew I wanted them in a straight line.
The white trim isn’t at the same level across the front of the house. It dips down where the front door is and then goes back up. I couldn’t reach the higher level of the trim so I just kept the lights going around at the same height. As you can see in the picture above, I didn’t have enough. By a foot.
I called my mom and she suggested that I attach the sensor to the fence. So I started over.
I attached it to the fence with a zip tie
and started the lights on the trim instead of dangling down. I probably should have started the lights and the corner but there wasn’t room for my ladder and I was just too nervous leaning over that far while standing on the top rung. You’re welcome mom and dad.
I continued around using the hooks I put in the first time around. As soon as I got to the window I knew I was going to have plenty of lights.
Yeah, plenty. I wrapped the extra around the other corner of the house and I’m living with it.
As soon as I got done hanging my lights (twice) I noticed this beautiful sunset. I took some pictures and waited for it to get dark.
I think they’ll be brighter tomorrow. The sensor only had about an hour to charge and I don’t think it had enough juice to really light them up.
I’m so proud of me! Ladies, even if you don’t live alone, take charge and go hang your Christmas lights (with a spotter. Seriously, ladders are dangerous!) Or mow the lawn. Or fix something. Or carry something heavy. Or shovel your sidewalk. Seriously, you’ll feel unstoppable. And you will be!