At least one lovely person on my friendslist read during the round we finished tonight—I saw her comments on multiple stories! Thank you so much. We need and value our readers, and we definitely need more participants. ♥
It's finally starting to feel like Spring here in mid-March. You can drive around my neighborhood all through January and February, and there will be people whose Christmas lights are still on. Because nothing says, "Hi, I'm snowbirding in Arizona or Florida!" like leaving your lights not just up but on for months after the holidays are over.
This year, we also seemed to have a sizeable number of people who never cleaned up after Halloween, so their Christmas displays also included their leftover pumpkins. As I was biking out of the neighborhood yesterday, I passed a house that STILL has a pumpkin out. We've had cooler temperatures than usual, especially at night, but... this cannot end well.
After 5 1/2 months, that pumpkin is basically invisible to its owners, and temperatures are getting warmer. The people in that house will wind up walking outside one day and noticing liquid oozing out from the bottom of that thing. 'Uh oh...' /o\