By Jim Bauer
November 17, 2023 7:09am CST
I know what you are saying, because I'd be saying it as well. How could you talk about Christmas? My turkey is not even cooked yet and far from being digested and processed for delivery to the local water treatment plant! My wife has jury duty today—local grand jury—and she will be home this afternoon. She asked if I had any plans and I asked her what are her plans? Perhaps that was not the right answer. To respond with another question. Because she said, "It's supposed to be fairly nice out. Maybe we should put out the Christmas stuff." Oh joy! On the bright side, I guess it will happen one way or another in any event. It will be okay weather with a high expected of 61 degrees. I suppose it's better to get it done now than wait until it's in the 40s and freeze our tails off doing it. ***Photo from 2015***
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• United States
That is typically, as I recall, about the time we would normally do it, so this will be a bit early this year. Unfortunately, I have to mulch the leaves before we do it. It's full again, and it will be harder to mulch once there are some wires lying around. lol
• Gainesville, Florida
@porwest I will admit, I dread the putting up and taking down part, but I absolutely love when it's all said and done and lit up. It looks beautiful. Plus, I always get tons of neighbors stop by to admire the decorations and chat, so it is a great community builder with my neighbors. I live in a gated community, so I don't get any drive-by admirers, but with my set up I believe I would get a steady stream of cars driving by if they had access.
• United States
My wife has a thing for Christmas penguins. I don't know what it is. It's been an ongoing joke and much fodder for Facebook posts with several of them in the microwave, on baking sheets, and of course The Elf on a Shelf parodies we did on YouTube. Maybe through to Christmas I will share some of that here. I should be able to share the Elf on a Shelf parodies from YouTube as well since they are not monetized, although I will have to put a disclaimer on my posts. Who knows? They might take them down anyway.