I was at the Home Depot today and they’ve stripped all the Christmas decorations off the front wall, packed up all the stock, and moved everything to the far corner of the store by the garden center. The main aisle going to the back of the store is full of grills. Yes. Barbecue grills. This seems really early to me. They’ve got two rows of snow blowers sitting across from a line of new grills. In December. I expect the lawn tractors to come out next week. Get a New Year deal on a new Lawnboy. Meh. I mean I get that there are trends in marketing and in sales, but I’m pretty sure that here in West Michigan we’ll still be needing snow shovels and ice melt up through March and into April. Just seems silly to me; getting all this stuff out already.