We've given it our best shot.
Every year we've tried.
We've wasted a ridiculous amount of money.
While the rest of our neighbors' homes have windows that are radiantly lit with festive candle lights in each and every window...
All the windows in our Trenches remain bare.
Every year. Every.stinkin.year. We start right after Thanksgiving. We look for window candles. Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, Target, Christmas Tree Shops, Michaels. You name a store, we've bought their window candles.
One year we even bought some off the internet. They worked, but the candle flame? Was dimly red and flickering. It looked terrible from the street. No good.
We've tried ones with electrical cords. (Which subsequently makes a big mess of cords because there aren't electrical sockets underneath each and every window). We've tried battery-operated ones. (The batteries die out too quick. Or at least some of them. So the house is only half-lit at night. Kinda like me. Tee hee.)
Our other problem is that we don't have window ledges. So some years we've used duct tape. Which looks, as you can imagine, hideous from the inside. One year Hubby wedged the candles in place using little pieces of cardboard. McGuyverish, he is.
Our biggest success was the year we miraculously found little suction cup holders. The candle fit right in the holder, and then the other side suctioned to the windows. But those are long lost in the black hole that is my basement storage.
This year was the first year we resolved to LET GO. No more futile attempts. No more frustration. NO WINDOW CANDLES FOR US.
And so, as I mentioned, while the rest of the houses on our street are bright and lighted and decorated and festive and shiny...
This is our sad, sad, bare house.