|How much does it cost you in electricity to light it up for the season?
too much. lol. About $1k. To make it work, I save up the holiday budget for the year and put it all into one holiday - so no fireworks on the 4th of July or new years, not much decor on Halloween, etc. etc.
2008 was the last display for a while. I will need to wait until I have house of my own, have gotten my career off the ground, etc. for me to start doing it again.
|I will act like your mom now: DON'T you go up that ladder silly boy
haha. It's really not that bad up there. I've got a full harness safety system and all, but they're worried because I got a herniated disk putting the lights up, but it was just a coincidence timing wise. The disk was going to go no matter what, it just coincidentally went while I was working on the display. There was no traumatic event like falling off a ladder or anything. It was just a disk that was crushed from me going too hard at weight lifting and finally herniated while I was just doing minor work on the display.
I understand their concern, but when there are no alternatives that they're happy with, you have to just look at it from the standpoint of, "I'm not going to be here much longer. If I'm going to end up taking them down, which I can see I'm going to end up doing, I better do it now, because if I don't, they'll be permanently up."
I'll wait a little longer though to see if they come up with an alternative I'm not thinking of.