It’s November again and I’ve noticed cars driving by the house, curious to see if we are setting up our annual light show. I regret to inform you that we will NOT be hosting an elaborate show this season.
This month, we were approached by a production company who will be producing a holiday light show for HGTV. They will have (3) families competing for the best holiday light setup. I seriously considered making this happen, but couldn’t get the time and man-power to pull it together. Andrew has been out of the scene for the past couple of years, and has moved on to other things (family life), and it can be difficult to drag friends out to help setup on sub-zero temperature days…
As many are aware, I am in the middle of renovating my new house that was purchased almost a year ago. It is still heavily under construction and I need to keep my priorities there. This was partially delayed due to my getting married this past September and having to work out west for the majority of the summer. For the first time in many years, I need to put my personal life before the lights.
Setting up the show is a huge task alone, but babysitting the vehicular traffic, and tearing the lights down is just as much, if not more demanding. I despise having to pay police officers $300/night (as we have had to do in the past) in order to keep traffic flowing, without incident.
Over the years, we had one selfish, complaining neighbour who never understood the value the lights provided to the community and local charities (these are the same type of people who turn off their lights at Halloween and refuse to give out candy). Although all our other neighbours seemed ok with the show, dealing with one ‘bad apple’ is another headache I can do without.
I’d like to thank you for your support in the past, and hope I can come up with a show in the future. I know local charities will miss our/your contributions this season and the community will be a ‘darker’ place. However, I like to think our light show hasn’t come to an end, but a temporary hiatus.
Happy Holidays J
P.S. Be sure to read my blog entry from 2007 http://lindsaylights.com/blog/?p=77