2010_09_21: I normally warmup for Christmas with halloween decorations and the halloween webcam. However, because of various personal reasons - my wife had breast cancer surgery and my Dad passed away recently - I'm taking a break on Halloween for 2010. Hulk, Frankenstein, Pumpkin Jack, and the Witches/Skulls/etc. will be back next year for Halloween 2011. But I'm still planning to put up Christmas Lights this year along with the Christmas Webcam ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
2010_10_26: With two months to go before December 25th, the Christmas Blog has been turned on for those fans that want to start commenting.
2010_10_31: It was a bit strange not having Frankenstein, Pumpkins, Skulls, Witches, and Homer Simpson around tonight. While normally I stay home for the hundreds of people that come by to trick-or-treat while my wife takes the kids out, I went around the neighborhood with them this year - a nice change of pace. But I look forward to really having Halloween in 2011 back at my place - D'OH! ;-)
2010_11_24: Some semi-decent weather over Thanksgiving, so in between bites of turkey, I'm working to get everything setup before the cold, wind, and snow arrive. I'll be turning on the webcams periodically as many people request to watch the setup - also see the Christmas Videos page.
2010_11_28: Most of the house is setup along with the various inflatable Santa, Frosty, Elmo, SpongeBob, and Homer Simpson (D'OH!), so the webcams are turned on and we're fully operational for Christmas ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
2010_12_03: While it wasn't quite the predicted "Hurricane Force Winds", 50+MPH gusts can still destroy a Christmas Display - more info/pics here. So I had to shut things down as I moved what I could inside the garage and bunge'd down the rest. As you might expect, the HULK stood up to the wind (his Santa Hat flew off) but even some staked down stuff was knocked over. But fortunately, nothing too bad and after some repairing the next morning, everything was back up for the next night's show.
2010_12_05: After the "repair job", I added a few more things to the display for a final count of 21,000 lights - all a big hit when a Horse Drawn Sleigh came by tonight.
2010_12_15: National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning, but it veered to the South and fizzled out ... so not really even a trace of snow. While the mountains/ski areas are getting pounded, there's been no major dumpage in town. I'm not asking for several feet (as in 2006) but would be nice if the weather gods gave us a White Christmas - only 10 days to go.
2010_12_17: Welllll ... we got a whopping 1/10" (i.e. a trace) of snow today - pretty pathetic compared to the several feet we got in 2006.
2010_12_27: It's been a strange year weather-wise. While the Colorado mountains and ski areas have been pounded with snow, there has been zippo in town and it will be 50° and sunny the next couple of days before a major drops in temperatures and possible snow. So I'm going to shut down the display a bit early and tonight will be the last night. After that, time to get it all taken down before Old Man Winter finally shows up! ;-)
A lot of Internet surfers worldwide (146 countries) enjoyed watching & controlling the Controllable Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease but all good things must come to an end as I have turned off commenting on the Christmas Blog. Over $50,000 has been raised for Charity. Surf on back for Christmas 2011 and Merry Christmas from www.komar.org! ;-)