This weekend was a big test of my patience. I spent all day Saturday putting up Christmas lights. (Dont worry Im not running them yet) I bought brand new lights that came on a reel. The longest reel I've ever seen, 250 ft on one strand. The directions on the reel said do not plug in while on reel. So I didn't, and I didn't unravel the 250 feet of lights, because it was very convenient to have them on the reel. So I didn't test them. And guess what? Half of them didn't work. I couldn't get them figured out by the time it was dark, so that meant I was going to have to spend some time on Sunday figuring it out too. But this put me in such a bad mood, googling what could be wrong, frustrated with them. I even went out in the dark and changed all the fuses. But what I noticed (after a while) is that i was letting these stupid lights ruin my Saturday night. They were getting to me so bad that I couldn't enjoy myself. Finally i had to tell my self Who cares? I'l figure it out tomorrow. I ended up putting some smaller strands over the sections that weren't lighting up the next day and they look fine.
The moral of the story, don't sweat the small stuff! I know we hear this phrase often, but too often we let the smallest things get to us.
Side Note the house in the picture is not mine. :)
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