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slankard

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About slankard

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  • Birthday 08/27/1960

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  • My favorite Christmas story Has got to be bringing my son home in a stocking Christmas Eve of 1997 (he was born Dec. 22).
  • Location Broken Arrow, Ok.
  • Biography I've been putting up Christmas Lights since I was a teenager. This year I'll be at 100,000 lights, about 129 blowmolds, 43 yard art displays, 42 of the wire mesh figures, and I'm currently displaying 32 telco motionettes . Yes, I have a Christmas problem...but it's fun!!!!
  • Interests Christmas Lights
  • Occupation house painter
  • About my display Well, I've mentioned the basic facts. I have a little over an acre to display and I'm located on a major highway in town. I have around 45 animated figures (motionettes) and I've build trains, castles, skating rings, Victorian Houses, and a few other outdoor structures to display them.

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  1. Since I've retired from teaching last year and started painting houses full time, I'm mine own boss, so I've been able to hit all of the garage sales. I've found some next to nothing prices on blow molds. I was wondering if you all think that will affect garage sale prices. I've noticed most people dumping blow molds don't have a clue of their value. They just want rid of them. Clearly this doesn't apply to the 'estate sales' pirates who no doubt will raise prices.
  2. I wasn't going to make any cutouts this year, but now I've got to find some time to try that. It's only an addiction if you can't stop.
  3. That's the guy! Thanks, I'll get in touch.
  4. That's okay. In my notes I had written down the LED Christmas website you mentioned, so I though there was some connection there. Anyone have ideas? Suggestions?
  5. Hey Mikeymatic, you got that look from a painted cutout with light holes drilled through? That's amazing. Did you use any kind of special paint to get that kind of reflection?
  6. As long as you keep the extension cords from laying in a puddle, they'll be fine. Sometimes I'll just throw a short 2X4 underneath my connections. If you try to seal the extension cords, you usually just end up sealing in the moisture.
  7. Thanks, but what I was looking for were a different colored coverings that could be put over white lights. I saw the blackout caps, but I didn't see the color caps.
  8. In my notes from our OKC mini this spring I wrote down "rubber light bulb coverings" and of course, I can't find anything like it. They were rubber coverings to slip over individual LED lights, all different colors. Could anybody tell me on what site I can find these?
  9. I am jealous beyond words. Excellent find!
  10. Those might be the neatest blow molds I've ever seen. Congratulations! I'm very jealous.
  11. Is there anything more frustrating than blow mold hunting? I remember when my Santa sleigh finally gave up the ghost several years ago. After scouring Ebay for weeks, I finally bit the bullet and paid 100 bucks for a sleigh and two reindeer on ebay. Then, a couple of years later, out of nowhere, a friend gives me four old, a little warn, but FREE reindeer, and just last week I found an excellent sleigh for $3 at a garage sale. They're never to be found when you need them, but when you're not looking, they practically fall from the sky! I guess patience, the one thing I can't buy, is the most valuable asset when I'm looking for blow molds.
  12. Add me too, please. slankpaint@gmail.com
  13. I second that. It was my first mini, and though I'm the most computer illiterate person on PC, I found it interesting. Besides, the food was amazing and the conversation was enlightening. I'm paraphrasing an attendee who shall remain nameless, but when I heard him say, "We had two big beautiful trees in front of our house, but they were blocking the view of the roof line at Christmas, so I had them cut out," I was around people who shared my sickness! Thank you again to all of the people who contributed.
  14. So everything is set and ready for noon Saturday? How late will we go?
  15. I love the idea. The problem is the cost to ship them to individual buyers once you purchase in bulk. The shipping cost seems to be as much as the item itself.