Christmas and the holiday season are over, and it's time to get back to life as we know it. While it's sad that the inside decorations are put away, at least most of them, it's still nice to see that many homes are still decorated with Christmas lights. With it still getting dark so early, I like the little bit of cheer. Especially since here on the west coast, we've had four days of endless rain. So I'd like to remind everyone to enjoy that little bit of holiday leftover spirit, and as you drive by, appreciate the hold-over of enthusiasm of post-Christmas lights, even if it only means other homeowners aren't ready to brave the weather to take them down quite yet.