This is what it looks like after hubby and Timothy got through last weekend. It is really hard to get a good picture of night time lighting! Well, it is for me anyway. I think I need more practice with the camera. I don't have a lot of patience - I'm a point and shoot kinda girl. The really bright 'thing' on the left is a lamp post. Timothy has been doing the outside lighting since he was about 10. (he is 23) One of the first years he did it he was outside working when the garden club ws out judging the lighting contest and they stopped and asked why we didn't enter and could they enter us? I said sure as long as they entered Timothy's name, not ours - he got a prize! (well, only an certificate and his name in the paper but not bad for a kid!) Back then he would get out and decide exactly what he wanted, then send me to the store (and he would be specific - so many strands of C-9, multi color etc.) When we were working on the house he made sure we had a breaker just for the outside lighting, then when we built the porch in 2005 (we won't talk about the underpinning that is still not finished) he planned out exactly where the outlets should go (there is actually one w/o anything plugged into it - he tried to get me to buy something so he could use that one!) Yep - that middle child of ours is one smart cookie!