Bah, humbug.The coloured bulb at the right is like the two floodlights that were stolen from our front yard. My husband "designed" and "executed" the rough wooden stands that directed the red and green light onto our mountain ash and fir trees. This means the value of the decorations taken is somewhere between $36 and $50, if you bought the bulbs from Canadian Tire or Amazon. What are the thieves going to do with them? Put them up in their own yard? It is just annoying. It hasn't spoiled our Christmas and there are a lot more serious issues but why would anyone steal a couple of floodlights in home-made stands? Gary has English ancestry and I guess that's what made him try the Sherlock Holmes route. He examined the footprints (sneakers without a lot of tread) and the tire tracks on the street, Hankook tires in similar condition. Because we're retired, he more than me, is pretty astute (you could say nosy) about the coming and going of our neighbours. He thought he knew which truck had spun out as the thieves made off with our lights. That evening around 8:30, he did further the investigation by walking down to check out the truck that he thought might belong to the culprits. He was going to look in the truck box for the lights and reclaim them. Alas, the truck had disappeared into the night and we will never know who needed floodlights (red and green) so desperately that they stole them from our front yard. Merry Christmas, thieves.
Yes, I'm of a certain age but I'm pretty spry and like to think still smart enough.