Sun Nov 24 - Update Post


On Sunday, Nov 24 we did another "night drive" - that's when we go around and check out some of our archived locations for the past couple years, and see if they're either lit up or being set up. This is the first step in building our map and listings.

We drove out to the 2C, covering both the Nampa and Caldwell areas. Here's what we found:

  • 7 displays are in progress, meaning they're working on putting up the lights.
  • 1 of these displays in progress is a light show synced to music, and it's a good one.
  • 4 displays are ready to be added to the map, including 1 light show synced to music on Manchester Drive in Caldwell!
  • 2 of these displays are new homes we found while driving around. We love when that happens!

My wife, my sister Gracie and her husband came along for the trip. I am thankful for their help, because it makes note taking much quicker. We covered a lot of ground in just a couple hours time! They also help me determine whether a house is "map-worthy" or not. I can be a little stingy about displays, but they help bring another perspective to the table and it helps a ton.

We also asked for donations on our Facebook page on Sunday. We did receive a couple of Venmo donations, which was awesome! We're very thankful for any assistance. But the fact of the matter is, we do still need more donations to break even. Gas is our biggest expense, and we've run this project in the red pretty much since we started it. If you can assist us with a donation, we would be so grateful for that. See how you can help here.