We're moving, right? So T-Bone and I decided that we should get a storage unit for all our stuff that just takes up space that we only use every once and a while. I got some bins and have been slowly filling them. Today I decided to see what was in the bins in our office.
First bin: Christmas lights and miscellaneous Christmas decorations. Easy.
Second bin: Fall decorations from last year. Hmm, maybe I can combine the two since this one doesn't seem very full. Wait, what is that smell? Ugh, what is that smell? I look closer and there is a strange soft mass on top of a cute little scarecrow I bought last year. Okay, that's weird. I pick up the scarecrow and get ready to throw it away. Below the scarecrow is the real disaster.
I decided last year that I was tired of having a boring un-festive apartment in the fall. I mean, I get all in the Christmas mood and decorate with what I have, but I wanted autumn decorations last year. So I went to Michael's and bought a cute scarecrow, some fall colored artificial flowers, a cornucopia and a variety of dried gourds to put in it. It looked really cute in our living room. I put them up around the beginning of October and kept them up until it was time to decorate for Christmas. I thought all of these things would be okay to keep for subsequent years. Boy was I wrong.
Here is what the cornucopia and gourds look like now:
There is my public service announcement for the week.