Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Scary Moments Because My Hubby is Crazy!

Christmas is my hubby's favorite holiday of the year.  I mean, I enjoy it, too, but he is a little bit fanatical.  One of his ways of displaying this fanaticism is by trying to duplicate Chevy Chase's exterior illumination technique in the movie National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.  Let me put it this way...I am usually quite terrified to open December's electric bill--and for good reason.  But, this is not the worst part.

Our home is a two story, Swiss chalet looking behemoth with a VERY high, VERY slanted roof.  This is a picture of it from the road out front:

You see the top of the roof line, above those three triangular windows?  Well, my hubby likes to illuminate that roof line.  And, since a bad knee makes it difficult for him to accomplish this task himself, he has taken to bribing my stepsons to do the job.  The bribes usually include me cooking them dinner and a few greenbacks exchanging hands.  Hey, they are starving college students.  So this is the site that I came home to the other day:

Normally, I stay in the house while all this is going on because I simply do not have the nerves required to watch.  Let me tell you, I almost had a heart attack!!  The pictures are not the best as hubby took them himself but they do portray the hair raising aspects in good order.

So, what did I do?  I said a quick prayer to whatever higher forces happened to be listening, then I went inside to start dinner and pour myself a little liquid courage in the form of some Southern Comfort and Coke.  All better...


  1. Eeekkk! I don't blame you. That is a steep roof. But what a beautiful home you have!

    Hope it looked wonderful. :)


  2. What men do to make their house look the best during the holidays! My father was the very same way. Thank you so much for visisting me! I am definitely cleansing my home this time around...although it's been calm, I could use calmer!


    Michelle and her kitties :)

  3. I agree. Madness, sheer madness!


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