Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Back on November 8, 2016, I wrote that I spotted the first Xmas tree of the season in the window of a home in my neighborhood. That was almost two full months before Xmas, which seemed way, wayyyyy to early to be puttin' up a damned tree.

Then on January 29, 2017, I went for a walk and around the neighborhood and noted that the tree was still up, over two months after it first appeared.

So far the tree's been blazing brightly all through February. I kept hoping it'd make it to the end of the month, but I was sure there was no way. No one could possibly be that lazy busy to keep a tree up to the end of February.

Welp, I went by today and it's STILL up! That's right, it's now February 28, and the tree's still shining merrily away in the window. Amazing!

For anyone who picked February 28 in the "How Long Will The Xmas Tree Stay Up" pool, congratulations! 

For those of you scoring at home, this Christmas tree has now been in the window of this house for at least 112 days. As I said, I first spotted it on November 8 of last year, so it's entirely possible it was put up a few days before I saw it.

112 days! That's almost four months! Almost a third of a year! Can the tree stay up until this Christmas? A month ago I'd have said "impossible," but now... I think it has a shot!

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