It took me about 5 hours total to get my outdoor lights up. I put the ones around the garage up and took them back down 2 or 3 times because I couldn't get the length just right. They came up too short the first time, then too long the second time. Finally got everything the way I wanted it. I also put a lighted reindeer and a small Christmas tree on the porch. Here are a couple of pix.