With the seminary on quarter break, some of our students who have stayed around have been helping to get the outdoor Christmas lights in place. It usually a lot of hard physical work because we put out a lot of lights and scenes, but it's been much more difficult this year because of the bitter cold. That hasn't stopped the students from going about this work cheerfully, however. They're having fun? It seems so.
We've have about 6 guys working at various times this week, here are the 3 who put lights on trees near Demun.
Late yesterday afternoon a few students rolled up to Luther Statue with the hope of lighting him up. Problem was Luther is so tall and wide, logistically it was a muddle to figure out just how to do this.
Discussion of various options
Ok. Noah was picked to climb the ladder with the string of lights on a long pole and somehow get the lights over Luther's head with the extension cord dropped down the back.
Turned out to be impossible, Noah's vision of the head was blocked by the rest of Luther. So down he came and another conference took place. It was decided he'd get the string up there, hold it in place and those on the ground would take the bottom end and walk it around the statue til the lights were in place.
In the end, the guys gave up on wrapping lights around Luther's neck and lit the base. However, they'll be back to give the top another try because with only the base lit, the darkness totally hides the fact that there is an actual statue on top.
The students who were able to do this last year are on vicarage right now, so their advice is not available. But our current students will get this done, they have the will and the determination.
Let me just repeat how awfully cold it was out there.