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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

View From The Fence

Thursday, January 17, 2002

Throughout the summer as I traveled at night I saw Christmas lights still burning bright; well, the half that were still working were burning bright.

It never ceased to amaze me and I wondered why anyone would not only leave them up, but continue to turn them on. Now that another holiday season is behind us I thought I would share a few indications you might have waited too long to take down your lights.

* If you tell yourself people will think they are Valentine decorations since they are red…you might have waited too long.

* If you turn off the red and leave the green for St. Patrick's Day…you might have waited too long.

* If you make your children take them down while they're on spring break…you might have waited too long.

* If your children ask you to turn on the lights so they can hunt their Easter eggs after dark…you might have waited too long.

* If your children ask you to turn off the lights so they can see their fireworks…you might have waited too long.

* If your flipflops slip off the ladder as you take down the lights…you might have waited too long.

* If you tell the wife and kids to go ahead to the river and you'll join them after you take them down…you might have waited too long.

* If you have a heat stroke while taking them down…you might have waited too long.

* If the power surge from the air conditioner keeps blowing the fuses…you might have waited too long.

* If your automatic timer turns them on three hours before dark…you might have waited too long.

* If you pretend you got an early start on your decorating when relatives visit for Thanksgiving … you might have waited too long.And last but not least:

* If you just read the above tips and don't know what the big deal is … you have DEFINITELY waited too long.