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  • Birthday 11/29/1976

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    I got a bicycle as a kid for Christmas. I learned to ride without training wheels inside my moms apartment since it was snowing outside.
  • Location
    Paducah, Kentucky, USA
  • Biography
    Electrician located in kentucky just looking to get started with an animated display.
  • Interests
    Wakeboarding, motorcycles, boating
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  • About my display
    I have about 30,000 lights...all of which are sitting in boxes in my garage unfortunately. Im planning a show for 2017
  1. First year using LOR

    So I can create a new sequence and it will open back up fine...just cant open any from the internet EXCEPT...the loop and chase examples. Weird. I also cant find any samples using this old of a version. Guess I will get a new version thanks
  2. First year using LOR

    Been around planetchristmas lurking for several years but just decided to try my hand at an animated display. I have had regular lights for many years and even toyed with the LOR software several years ago but never got any controllers. I recently just picked up a couple LOR160xWs and wanted to make a small show with some tomato cage christmas trees i built with 5 different color strands on each one. I have an ancient copy of LORs showtime suite 1.5 but I cant get any music to open with the software. I even tried to download a few sample files to get an idea of how they work but none will open with the software. Should i just buy the basic version of S4 since what I have is so old? Any help getting started would help. Ive looked at some PDFs floating around but since what I have is so old it doesnt help much. thanks jimmy
  3. So many choices out here!

    ya im buying a couple kits (pre-soldered boards) and prob a few pre-made sequences for my first year, but i want to make my own for next year.
  4. Free Lights from Lowes!

    wow..and i thought i was the only one super late. i just mailed off checks for roughly $6k to the irs
  5. i was away from a tv but my dad called when it was within 3 points and said they were doing awesome. Im always glad when they win as i sell cellular accessories and it helps business.
  6. Shooting Stars Mega Tree

    wow...seems like the stars are a mile away looks great
  7. ok, i know this isnt the best thing to ask for here, but i dont know where would be a better place! I am going to open a new store in our mall after Christmas and there is a store in Mall of America that is exactly what I want. I was going to fly out there just to take some pictures of the store for reference but I really cant justify spending over $600 just to fly somewhere to take some pics, (plus Im sure my 3 kids or my Christmas display would like that money more). I am hoping I can find someone that is local or even someone planning on going to the mall sometime in October. I could send you some money by paypal if needed. I would even call the store that day and let them know you were coming (so you didnt look all silly or get run off by security.lol) If anyone might be interested please let me know. I currently own 2 cellular accesory stores now, but whoever said owning your business was easy was nuts. It also doesnt pay as well as people think! lol Anyways, Ive gotten alot from this site and met some cool people so maybe this will work. Thanks Jimmy
  8. Leaping Lights Arches ... Here's How We Did It

    wow....awesome idea of the trampoline...i have one just sitting out back that we havent gotten aroung to putting together...thats a big loop!
  9. Craigslist Nashville

    darnit if they would have posted this a week ago i would have snagged them when i drove to nash to pick up lights from jamie....grrrrrrrrr maybe if i can find one of those monopoly electronic games (the hot item for christmas this year) for the lady, we can make another trip!
  10. My halloween front yard photos.....

    Mempho76 wrote: rmsandovalsells it on ebay, $20 for 12 yards http://cgi.ebay.com/Halloween-Spider-Web-Beef-Netting-by-the-pound-12-yards_W0QQitemZ230162526060QQihZ013QQcategoryZ33802QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem
  11. BJ's exclusive Train

    wow...looks like georgia would be the closest....eek might have to depend on other members buying and sending them the money huh. lol
  12. Scammer is back on eBay!

    ive been buying/selling on ebay since 99....i get burned every once in awhile, but the other times make up for it almost. I sold a whole set of motorcycle plastic a few months ago and everyone complained about me charging $150 for shipping....but there were 10 pieces and a gas tank! ONE person asked to pick it up and i agreed....so he got a hell of a deal, and i saved a ton of time packing and shipping it!
  13. Started my new LOR Control Panel

    im so scared the city here will get me if i tried to go that big... they are so strict! (permit to dig a hole!)
  14. BJ's exclusive Train

    DogDawg wrote: hahaha you can put ANYTHING in your web search and get bad stuff...whats this world coming to. ill find a bjs and drive there...i dont care. Ive drivin all over for cars, bikes, christmas lights (thanks jamie), kiosks (ya, thats plural), white castles...etc
  15. BJ's exclusive Train

    w t heck is BJs? i guess a store like walmart? or like sams/costco? ive never even heard of it. awesome train