I counted twenty hydro trucks in City Park last weekend. For a second, I thought there had been a big power failure. Then I realized the workers were filling the trees with Christmas lights. This means the Jingle Bell Walk will soon take place. We'll walk through town to the park, where the mayor will throw the switch to turn them all on. (The lights, I mean. Not the workers. Ho ho ho.) Then we can all rush home, saying things like, "I can't believe it's nearly here," and "I'll never be ready in time," and "where did I leave my credit card?" Let the fun begin!