Why do some people hang their Christmas lights so early? Is it because they are extremely festive?
It's because they have procrastinated before and have paid the price.
So, if you CHOOSE to delay the inevitable, know this:
-Salting the 2 inch slab of ice beneath the 20 foot ladder does not keep it from slipping.
-Thick snow, heavy boots, and a roof with a 45 degree slope = bad combination.
-You will not get any volunteers to help you.
-Have you ever tried to hang lights with gloves on? Less Effective.
-Those blasted plastic clips break so easily at 15 degrees F.
-Trying to attach a rope of lights to a gutter can be a daunting task, especially when you are staring up at hundreds of pointy icicles hanging off the edge.
-If you drop anything, you'll be looking through 3 feet of snow to find it.
-Because severe cold + having your hands above your head for hours at a time is an instant recipe for frost bite.
-Your nose will run, but your face will be so cold that you won't even know it. You probably won't care, either.
-Replacing tiny light bulbs with numb fingers is NOT a good idea.
So please, take my advice. String your lights up tomorrow. That's what I'm going to tell MY husband to do!