Garden Lights are UP!

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Woohoo!  I spent a good part of the day Sunday putting up my garden lights.  Do you remember that I bought these months ago.  One box for the garden and the other two boxes will be for the back yard dinning area (at some point, lol).  These lights are awesome!  I ordered them through Costco:  http://tinyurl.com/hgkstjc .  They are 48′ long and very heavy duty – hence the guide wire.  I first cut a piece of string 48′ long so I could get an idea of where I needed to position the beginning and end of the light strand.  I pre-drilled and inserted the huge “screw eyes” so I’d have something to feed the wire rope (cable) through, 3 screw eyes – beginning, middle and end.  Then at the beginning and end of the wire cable I used wire rope clips.  Once I pulled that taught and got it secured I started hanging the lights.  The light strand comes with the bulbs in a separate box – which is seriously perfect because you’d be busting those babies left and right trying to get the light strand attached!  So I started with the light strand plug “male end” and actually plugged it into an outdoor timer.  Then each light socket had to be secured to the cable wire with zip ties.  I kept a few light bulbs in my pocket so that once I secured the light socket with the zip tie I just added the light bulb while I was up on the ladder.  I can’t even tell you how great these look in person!!!  They just look magical, the ambience is sooooo warm, relaxing and inviting!  LOVE!! 😉

About countrygirlbling

I am a 55 years young, divorced (many years) mom of 2 great kids. My son is 28 years old & my daughter is 24. They are both out on their own forging through life as successful, functioning adults . . . a mother's dream! I hope that my blog and my experiences will encourage you & give you hope. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

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