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How many of you feel tired when the big night comes around? I'm so excited in the off seasons that I get bored when the halloween actually comes. How do you deal with it? Is that bad or is that good?

Right now I'm in my pre-planning stages where I have most of the stuff set in stone. It's just when October comes I kinda get sick of it all. Should I start this early so I'm not bummed out or is this a normal feeling?
 

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That has yet to happen! I usually feel like there's still so much more I planned on doing that I still want to get done.

Maybe start later if you get burned out on it! Or don't work on as much stuff in the off season??
 

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This time of year I spend planning, repairing & renovating existing props etc, as well as gathering materials and ideas for new stuff..looking for bargains etc.

The major prop building and planning starts in April when the weather is a bit more condusive to working outside.

I usually take a few weeks break in August, to recharge the batteries before going at it full tilt again in september, for any final bits and last minuite alterations.
 

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Tired by the time Halloween arrives, yes. Tired of Halloween, hell no!

My advice is that if you need to, take a time-out and only work on Halloween-related projects when you're really in the mood to; I know that anytime I feel 'forced' to do something, I care much less about the task at hand.
 

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Tired by the time Halloween arrives, yes. Tired of Halloween, hell no!

My advice is that if you need to, take a time-out and only work on Halloween-related projects when you're really in the mood to; I know that anytime I feel 'forced' to do something, I care much less about the task at hand.
True...When it starts becoming work..it stops being fun, IMO.
 

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By the time Halloween comes and goes, I am just thankful that I have survived another one and I am ready to pack it all up and get away from it for a few months. I am not permitted to talk about Halloween in my house until Feb. Halloween here is a month long event with people coming by the house the entire month with the big rush on Halloween with over 2700 TOTers! I have been working on next years stuff since Oct/Nov only because I took this past year off.
 

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See, my problem is if I don't work on it now or if I "take a brake" I'll never get back to finishing on time. And it's not that I work on this stuff everyday cause I don't I guess I just get sick of things to quick. All that work for one night. wow baby.
 

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heck, I stress that I'm so far behind already, that I'll never catch up and get done on time...then about the 15th of October, I start getting a ton of new ideas that are too late to implement
 

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You shouldn't think of it as all that work for one night. I think of it as a fun hobby that I have all year round. And on one night of the year I get to share my hobby with the rest of my neighborhood. It gives me something fun to do all year around. In the winter I look for things to make. Right now my main thing is how im going to do my Jason display this halloween. So I will maul that over for a while.
 

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I've been getting burned out lately ..just cuz i put all the effort into decorating ,then i get only like 4-5 TOTers and i'm always tired after october has ended....and i know everyone can agree ....this hobby /passion/ addiction, is a lot of work!!!!!...but i ain't gonna quit...
unless i get to go to salem Mass. for halloween 1 year.. LOL
 

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The halloween burn-out has been happening to me every year with increasing severity, although that may have something to do with the fact that every year my party gets bigger and the tasks get more complicated!!! ^_^

I had a bit of an incident happen at my party last year, which tainted the memories a bit and actually burnt me out for a good few months. I have only just started to think about Halloween again and am looking forward to a totally different kind of Halloween for 2009 - hopefully the best one yet now I can learn from my mistakes :)
 

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I've been getting burned out lately ..just cuz i put all the effort into decorating ,then i get only like 4-5 TOTers and i'm always tired after october has ended....and i know everyone can agree ....this hobby /passion/ addiction, is a lot of work!!!!!...but i ain't gonna quit...
unless i get to go to salem Mass. for halloween 1 year.. LOL

I totally agree with you. When I lived in CA, we had hundred's of Toters. When I moved here to CO, we have 12 the first year, 15 the next. Last year, I advertised a bit and got 50 ToTers. This coming halloween, my oldest will be in Jr. High, and I hope he'll spread the word around the school. Everyone who came last year said they would spread the word too. My haunt will be bigger and better this year too!!
 
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