A few weeks ago, we had hosted a fall fellowship here at our home for our church family. We planned to end the evening with a campfire and s'mores, and I thought it would be a neat idea to string up some white lights so people could see their way out to our fire ring in our back woods. I hesitated to bring up my idea, though, because Mr. T has plenty on his plate already and didn't really need anything else to do. But I did suggest it that day, sort of in the vein of "I know you don't have time; wish I had thought of this earlier" and so on. To my surprise, he took the idea and ran with it!
He remembered some white LED lights he had purchased for 75% off after Christmas last year and thought they would work really well for this purpose. Our grandkids were visiting for the afternoon and evening, and they gladly assisted him with the project. He and 11-year-old Sam even tested out the idea of turning the lights on from inside the house with a small remote ordinarily used elsewhere. It worked!
The lighting was perfect for our fellowship and making s'mores. it was light enough so people could see what they were cooking and eating. And, at that time, Mr. T and I both had the thought that the lights would facilitate a campfire any time ... even for just the two of us! We decided to leave them up.
Last Friday night we needed to do something relaxing and so I suggested a campfire for two. We did find that the lights, while helpful for getting our chairs out to the fire and getting everything settled, gave just a little too much light to be truly relaxing. Next time, we will utilize our little remote, using the lights to get everything arranged and then switching them off to better enjoy the campfire ambiance.
|Lights against a smoky sky|
What a wonderful way to unwind after a busy week!