Today's random project..repair squirrel Christmas light damage on one of our trees, without taking the lights down first.

A squirrel bit off one of the light sockets flush with the socket. I found the light and socket on the ground...

Since the socket was bitten off completely flush (I wish I had a picture of that..but I don't), I had to take the socket completely apart and rebuild it. It was very similar to the technique I used to repair the key switches on my Apple IIe a couple of years ago...

After getting it repaired and put back together, I took it back out to the tree and crimped it in place.

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Back in business!

You can hardly tell it was ever broken unless you get right up to the back side of the tree in daylight.

This was surprisingly satisfying for something so low-tech.

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