He set a Guinness world record by putting 331,038 Christmas lights on and around his home and now ''every man and his dog'' is lining up to see his handiwork.
At one stage, David Richards, of 3 Tennyson Crescent, Forrest, counted 350 people every five minutes coming through his front gate to see his home adorned with more lights than any other in the world.
''We had a line of about six to 10 people wide going 400m up the street waiting to get in the driveway,'' Mr Richards said.
And it keeps getting bigger.
''I've had a number of people coming to me to say they've come down from Sydney especially to see it. The fact that people might need to park some kilometres away, walk, and then stand in a line for half an hour just to get in is quite surprising.''
People also take photographs ''all night'' of his certificate which proves he set the Guinness world record for the most lights on a residential home.
And yes, he and his family are a tad sleep deprived. Crowd control, greeting people and collecting money for SIDS and Kids ACT is pretty much a full-time job for the Richards family after the sun goes down.
''It's very busy, we've sort of lost our home temporarily,'' Mr Richards said.
''The crowd is so big in the driveway I can't actually get from one end to the other - I just have to wait half an hour to go with the flow.''
But it's all for a good cause, with every gold coin entry going to SIDS and Kids ACT. And although the final figure raised won't be released until after Christmas, Mr Richards said, ''The public have been extremely generous.''
Well, maybe not all. Mr Richards said although most neighbours had been tolerant, knowing the lights display was for a good cause, there had been some complaints about people parking up on the ''well-manicured lawns''.
Roads ACT received one complaint from a nearby resident upset by people parking on the verge of the street, but ACT Policing hasn't received any complaints about traffic problems in the street.
An officer from TAMS was due to visit the street last night in response to the complaint to look at the traffic flow and parking. At one stage, Mr Richards said, a suggestion was made to turn the street into a one way street for an hour or two a night.
''Traffic actually comes to a standstill for quite a period of time during the night,'' Mr Richards said.
The family cleans up rubbish left the night before each morning and their once green, lush lawns are ''just about mud''.
''That's a very small price to pay, it doesn't bother me,'' Mr Richards said.