Have you ever noticed that whenever there is a short week (a Monday or Friday holiday of some kind, or Thursday+Friday, etc), the week before and the week after can sometimes fall under the short week excuse scheme, allowing for as much slack as possible in any interactions? You know you have heard at least, “well last week was a short week, so…” and then the inevitable delay.
It is even easier to get away with this after a move (and before), because where a long weekend or a holiday weekend each have some sort of fun or familial distraction (both, sometimes) associated with them, there are zero people who believe that moving (from one residence to another, for example) is a fun distraction that will leave you energized to begin a new week or month. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Now, as I type this on the morning of November 1 (normally I would have started on the weekend or sometimes before, today I begin and will send on this Monday), I am surrounded by boxes and minor chaos, I have a storage unit to move out of this week, and I am trying to determine how much available space I have to work with. I could very easily claim distraction for the rest of the month, and nobody would push too hard on that.
Yipes that would be bad. I am wont to procrastinate already (I will tell you more about that later), and with a legitimate road block to forward progress in most things (I mean for anyone, where a move is a get-out-of-jail-free card of sorts) it is not difficult to imagine a December 1 with nothing done.