When you live in a small house, storage is usually an issue. And when you have as much crap as the mother and I do, it can be a case of critical mass.
That's definitely the situation here with yesterday a day of trying to pull various decorations out of their respective places. You don't always remember where those places are. As old decos get bypassed for new ones, you have to get creative on where to keep some of them. So, a good chunk of yesterday was devoted to pulling things out. It was kind of like a mini-Christmas because we found some stuff packed that even we'd forgotten about!
Yesterday was a day to shift things, repair stuff, and do an initial round of decorating.
As a result, It's starting to look a little festive around here. Except for outside. I'm not sure when we're supposed to do that. The wind is roaring at 20-30 mph and has been since yesterday. While it's been 50-ish temp wise, it keeps sprinkling. Between the wet and the wind, the temp doesn't feel all that warm. So, we still don't have anything outside except for the wreath on the front door. (I managed to assemble and conceal two battery pack light sets on it, but I'm not holding out much hope it will work very well in the long-term.)
So, now I'm getting ready to dig out the rest of our holiday stuff. That means taking my life into my hands to unload the laundry room storage closet. It is the one significant piece of inside storage space that we have, outside the new closet in the family room. As you might imagine then, it's jammed full.
If you don't hear from me in the next 24, send a search party ...