They will be spraying for roaches again, not only on Friday, but on Dec. 21st. That means the cats will be boarded all day. That means the entire house will be cleaned that evening. That means the earliest we can get all the Christmas stuff up is the 22nd, IF we work all day, and that being a Saturday we will probably have to put it off 'til Monday the 24th, since we'll most likely be delivering presents Saturday and Sunday is a day of rest.
I once put off doing the decorations until the 14th and it felt like I had no Christmas at all that year, because it was pretty much over the week I got used to the stuff being up. Other than the tree, it's hardly worth taking the things out at all. It feels like I'm not allowed to have a Christmas this year.
I was hoping they wouldn't spray on my birthday (the Friday before) but now I think I'd've preferred to lose my birthday than my last Christmas with Skate (he's 18!)
And yes, I know it's not about the decorations, but I look forward to them every year. I was already telling people about my favorite snowman decoration and how I was looking forward to it. I feel like my holiday, and my last one with Skate, have just been stolen from me by the apartment managers.