Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from Saint Louis Patina!

After three years of waging war on the crack dealers and other criminals on my block, for the first time I felt comfortable placing Christmas lights on the front of my house without fearing they'd be vandalized.
I particularly like how I ran an extension cord out of a broken window in my basement door, down the side of my house and then hooked up my strings of lights. Don't judge me.


  1. Merry Christmas, Chris.

    About your wiring I have this comment: If it works, it works!

    I am grateful you feel comfortable in lighting up the night.


  2. Tom Maher - KirkwoodDecember 26, 2011 at 1:54 AM

    And a Merry Christmas to you, Chris.

    As to your lighting method - in the Army we called it "field expediency." Civilians would call it what Circle Blue called it.

    If the wires ain't hot, you're good to trot!


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