I always try and have everything done by Oct 1. This year the inside of the house will be done. I'm not gonna do the garage walk through till mid Oct.
We get absurd Santa Anas here, winds gusting over 50mph all the time. We just learned to build tough to withstand the winds. Last year we had some damage, this year, you could roll over things with a tank and you wouldn't hurt it.I wish I could set up early. I live in So California and we get super bad Santa Ana winds and every year the come around and always create a huge mess. I have learned to wait until 2 weeks or less. Even then I have casualties, they are just easier to manage. I am in one of the areas that gets hit pretty hard by the winds
I sure get it! That's how I am when it comes to setting up, I know exactly where every item goes and we have a lot of stuff. It's just so easy when you have it in your mind and know what goes where, but when it's a new setup I get pretty uptight trying to figure it out as I go along. Actually I believe that is what is making me procrastinate this season. I been buying stuff for the last 3-4 years that never came out of the boxes so I have no idea where stuff is going. I hate setting up without a plan.I TOTALLY get it! I am a mess with stress over thinking I don't have enough time already. This years is a new theme and the majority of the props are new and from scratch. Last year was a breeze with the same props/setup for the previous 5 years, as we had already worked out the kinks on everything.
We are prepping the props inside, building, rebuilding, painting, patching, creating. The house is in complete disarray. But the props don't actually go out until Oct 1.
We get absurd Santa Anas here, winds gusting over 50mph all the time. We just learned to build tough to withstand the winds. Last year we had some damage, this year, you could roll over things with a tank and you wouldn't hurt it.
Yup, I'm right by the pass. Last year, 75mph gusts literally ripped my roof off and I had to have it replaced with a new hurricane-rated roof. I just overbuild to an absurd degree. This year, all of my tombstones have 25lb bases to keep them in place. Those things aren't moving.We have tried everything to keep our stuff up but the winds always manage to come in and cause damage. You are also in So Cal. Do you know where the Cajon Pass is? We are not really close it, however it creates a wind tunnel so to speak that goes right through my front yard I think, lol. Honestly tho, it is the issue. It comes through there and the winds race up and down through there and I am in pathway. Its crazy how violent they are. My entire 2 story house shakes. I can not sleep when they are that bad. They have caused a lot of damage and not just to Halloween and Christmas Props