Glad to hear, Olga!
As for decorating, I usually start the first weekend after Halloween!! So bad, I know. haha!
My Christmas Dept. 56 goes up on November 1st and I start to do one large tree per weekend. We have two of those. Then I can go around and get all the other smaller trees up and outdoor lights by Thanksgiving weekend.
My husband travels a lot and usually can only help out in small ways during the decorating stage. I *could* cut back on trees but it's such a big deal to me that all the work is worth it.
When do you start decorating?