Approximately $180 spent today in preparation for this year’s display. 500 more lights, and all LED. I am now guestimating that this year’s display will contain around about 5800 lights.
The Credit Union Christmas Pageant is only a couple of weeks away, and this means the display will start to be assembled outside very, VERY shortly! Isn’t this exciting?
It gives me great pleasure to announce that a new news system has been installed for this website. Visitors can now comment/respond to all the news article entries.
Simply click on the header of the news entry you wish to comment on, and comment box will appear on your screen.
In the next month or so I’ll need to spend about $200 on Bright LED lighting for the roof and some of the garden – I have decided that I should start making the move to full LED, as the reliability and lifespan of these products is much higher, with the electricity costs lower. I’ll need to get two sets that are 8 metres long ($25) and three sets that are 10 metres long ($35 each).
The Christmas Lights storage cupboard has been opened for the year (insert magical sound here), with estimated costs for the year (excluding post-Christmas sales) being calculated prior to more light purchases.
Brand new website for a brand new festive season. It is less than a month away until Christmas stock begins to arrive for the year, I cannot wait! Enjoy the new website.
Work has begun on this year’s display. The soundtrack has been completed with three brand new songs (you’ll find out about those closer to Christmas!). Finally, more pictures have been added to the 2006 Photo gallery page.
Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2005 is now finishing up. Special Effects (Bubbles, Fog) have been taken down, and Santa’s inflatable sleigh has been deflated and stored back in the box. Be prepared for new things in 2006 – check out the 2006 Photo Gallery page for a sneak preview of what will be out there!! Finally, a completely new soundtrack will be created for next year, along with a completely new light sequence for the computer controlled light sets. I hope you all had a very merry Christmas!
Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2005 has had quite a bit of publicity this month: From the Messenger and Advertiser Newspapers, to FIVEaa Talkback Radio and Seven News. I would like to thank everybody involved in organising this publicity – from the staff of the media companies to the members of the community.
Less than a week away until December 1st now! I have been lucky enough to get the Messenger News Review Team interviewing me about the lights display. Pictures of the 98% complete display are now available for viewing on the 2005 Photo Gallery.
Also thank you Maz for your generous $50 donation!
Merry Christmas… well not yet anyway! I’ve decided to turn part of my display into being computerised this year, and plan to do more next year. For Computer Specs, check out the Computer page of the website. The Hardware itself will cost $110, and it will operate though a printer cable (LPT port) and 5v power (via internal hard drive power cable).