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Feb. 5, 2020: Found the balloon in the street that started it all. Survived almost seven weeks before shrinking drastically. I finally discarded it on Mar. 31st. It was probably inflated for about couple weeks before I found it.

Feb. 11 to Feb. 20, 2020: Purchased a set of 15 12-inch balloons from Walmart, and 11 are still remaining. All are very soft to the touch, now. (edited Apr 17, 2020: Only 10 remain, now,)

Feb. 24 to Mar. 9, 2020: Purchased a set of 16 9-inch from a grocery store. All are remaining, and are in the in-between firm/soft state.

Mar. 10 to Mar. 16, 2020: Inflated 17 12-inch balloons from Walmart. Somewhat shiny still and somewhat soft. (edited Apr 12, 2020: Only 16 remain, now,)

Mar. 22, 2020: Inflated four regular 12-in balloons and two 16-inch punch balloons, all from Walmart.

Mar. 30, 2020: Inflated one more 16-inch punch balloon.

Apr. 5, 2020: Inflated the last of four 16-inch punch balloons.

I have 90 uninflated 12-inch regular balloons remaining. I'll probably inflate four of them, come next week - in four different colours.

A couple weeks ago, I figured I should dial things back a bit - so that I don't go overboard with inflating balloons.

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Apr. 12, 2020: I just inflated four more balloons in four different colours. Also, I accidentally popped a balloon when I was trying to reinflate a balloon from the set I inflated on Mar. 16 of 2020 (a balloon that was getting small and wrinkly, and I had difficulty removing the wrinkles).

I think, from now on, I'll be making Sunday my balloon inflation day. Next week, I might do just two balloons.
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April 15, 2020: I lost another balloon this week, as one of my balloons started rapidly shrinking. I tried to reinflate it, and then I saw where the tiny hole was - so I had to discard it. I still have 10 balloons remaining from the "Feb. 11 to Feb. 20, 2020" set. All the remaining balloons in that set have now been in my possession longer than the rescued balloon that started it all.

On another note, I'm now so used to having super soft balloons that I was beginning to underestimate how soft the balloons from the "Feb. 24 to Mar. 9, 2020" set are getting. I should start showing them some more love.

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Apr. 19, Apr. 26, and May 3: I blew up two balloons for each of the past three weeks.

I stopped keeping track when my balloons deflate - but I'm now down to six from the "Feb. 11 to Feb. 20" set and down to ten from the "Feb. 24 to Mar. 9, 2020" set. I don't think I'll be getting anymore of the grocery store brand balloons, since they don't quite get as soft. Maybe it was the combination of the thicker latex and smaller size.
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A couple weeks ago, I figured I should dial things back a bit - so that I don't go overboard with inflating balloons.
Is there such a thing?
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Probably not. I live alone. I still have a bunch of uninflated Way To Celebrate (Walmart) in a plastic container - and, next week Wednesday, I'm hoping that my package of Ultimate balloons arrives. Quite a few here have mentioned Ultimate and Tuf-Tex being soft, and Qualatex has also been mentioned quite a bit.

Way To Celebrate balloons are actually quite decent quality for the price. I have gotten a few defected balloons, but not too many. So I think I'll be experimenting awhile.
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Okay, Sunday is usually my day for blowing up balloons - unless I place in an order for a balloon brand that I've yet tried.

#1 ~ The balloon that started it all. Found it on Feb 5th of 2020, and lasted until Mar 31st of 2020. No idea what brand that balloon was.

#2 ~ First set of balloons from Walmart (Way to Celebrate) that I blew up between Feb 11 to Feb 20 of 2020. Five remain from this set. If they last until this coming Wednesday, they will have lasted for three months.

#3 ~ Grocery store brand. They were only 9 inches. After losing six, I deflated the rest except for the second balloon that I blew up - which still remains. It is almost 12 weeks old. (Inflated on Feb 24th of 2020.)

#4 ~ More Walmart (Way to Celebrate) balloons. 12 balloons from that set remain. I deflated some of the blue balloons with defective drip points. Most are downsized to about seven inches (listed size is 12 inches), which makes them soft and squishy to the touch. By tomorrow, they will be two months old.

#5 ~ Four regular balloons and two punch balloon, all are Way to Celebrate. One of the punch balloons keeps shrinking. I just downsized the four regular balloons. They are almost eight weeks old.

#6 ~ One punch balloon, green, regular size (16 inches), almost seven weeks old.

#7 ~ One punch balloon, yellow, regular size (16 inches), almost six weeks old.

#8 ~ Four regular balloons, regular size, almost five weeks old.

#9 ~ Two regular balloons, regular size, almost four weeks old.

#10 ~ Two regular balloons, regular size, almost three weeks old.

#11 ~ Three regular balloons, regular size, almost two weeks old.

#12 ~ One regular balloon, regular size, almost one week old.

#13 ~ Four unique balloons, regular size (12 inches), two days old.
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#1 ~ The balloon that started it all. Found it on Feb 5th of 2020, and lasted until Mar 31st of 2020. No idea what brand that balloon was.
You ever think you'll learn the brand of that balloon? One thing I like about stray balloons is trying to find who makes them. Sort of a puzzle, or a mystery.
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I think it's safe to rule out Unique, since that balloon had a pronounced drip point - and Unique balloons don't. It's quite similar to the Walmart (Way to Celebrate) brand, but the colour was a bit off. The balloon was pink, and Way to Celebrate has two shades of pink - and that balloon's shade didn't quite match either one.
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#2 ~ The remaining five did survive three months, but one of them finally gave out today. I doubt that the remaining four will survive another month, but I'll enjoy their softness while I can.

#3 ~ The last from this set gave out earlier this week. I don't think I'll be doing that brand, again - unless I can find a package of balloons that is at least 12 inches.

#9 ~ One balloon from that set (rose petal) popped as I was attempting to reinflate it. So I now have only the other one (diva pink). I wonder what it is that tends to be faulty with the rose petal coloured balloons

#14 ~ One diva pink Way to Celebrate balloon and one Unique balloon inflated on May 16th of 2020. Two DG Sports balloons, two Unique balloons, and one diva pink Way to Celebrate balloon inflated on May 20th of 2020. I'll be counting this as one set.

#15 ~ Probably one Tuf-Tex balloon and one Exquisite balloon, if they arrive next week.
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