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14 November 2007 @ 10:56 am
So much for that...  
This is probably Skate's last Christmas with us. I was planning on making sure it was extra special.

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.
 
 
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Phoenix Anew: frickphoenix_anew on November 14th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
That is truly bad timing on their part. It also just goes to show you how futile this whole spraying thing is that they're so sure that the next spraying isn't going to work.

Perhaps there are decorations that will be far enough away from the walls that they could be put out safely? I know what you mean about them.. when I was up in Jackson all alone, my decorations were the only thing that made December bearable.

Do you normally start your decoration right after Thanksgiving or sometime around there? Because you could always decorate on schedule and then just take everything down before the 21st. A little odd, I know, but better than nothing at all.
Fritters: Head smashie by rainecloudfritters on November 14th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
We remove pretty much all ordinary decoration for spraying because we don't want pesticides on everything we own, so even if we put stuff up we'd just have to take down twice as much stuff as normal. It's not really about proximity as much as not wanting poison on everything we own.

As it is, we'll probably gain weight over the next month. We've got to bag all our kitchen stuff Thursday night, so we'll probably just leave everything bagged and eat a lot of fast food for the next month.

We generally do the decoration the weekend before the 14th.