Maybe I should have consulted with Tony Ornellas before we moved from San Jose on how to string a lot of Christmas lights. It took me several nights of working on just this small display to keep everything from either blowing the fuses in the lights themselves, or tripping the GFI circuit. As you can see the fence still isn’t up, but at least the posts keep the lights out of the mud. Makes the yard look a bit like a sold out Christmas tree lot though.
For my birthday, Lori and I went out for pizza, and then caught the Ferndale Rep’s production of The World of Willy Wonka. Always amazing what these folk are able to present on their stage. The best part was watching the young 12 year old who played Charlie, Jared Basquez. This kid has a future in acting. The Oompa Loompas were quite adorable too. I can’t think of a better way for a chocoholic to spend his birthday than to watch a play about a little boy dreaming about chocolate on his birthday.