Thursday, October 29, 2015

October 29th...

Good evening friends and fiends,

It takes me a while to get my Halloween decorations out and up these days.  As I've said many times, I have possibly the WORST Halloween house ever.  Very long, steep driveway and then 19 steps up to the front door.  Anything I put out has to be nearly onto the street for anyone to notice.  Most of my neighbors don't decorate either so as a former Trick-or-Treater I understand why kids wouldn't want to walk up our court to see what the house at the end of the street looks like.  I've had nearly everyone I know suggest things to bring more kids up our street, but none of the options sound good to me.  I'm afraid of theft.  I don't want to lose all the cool stuff I've accumulated over the years.
Each year I purchase some inexpensive Halloween decorations.  These are getting closer and closer to the street level. I had hoped to put a bunch of these skulls and skeleton hands all over my front yard, but with the lack of rain the soil is a hard as concrete.  I've tried digging holes here and there, but I haven't made enough progress.
I'm a big fan of these cheesy "light up eyed" skeleton folks.  In the dark they have just the right vibe for the yard.
My kids helped me decide where to put these.  I used areas that had lots of leaf and needle coverage.
Now I'm hoping we don't have a major windstorm.  These creeps aren't as stable as I would like them.
Last year the dear trampled a handful of my Halloween props.  I found skulls all over the place.  Since I know the pathway they go on I've avoided decorating there. So, I guess they're not fans of the Holiday.

All of my favorite things stay inside and IF someone comes up to the front door (I think we've maxed out at 5 Trick-or-Treaters one year) then they get to see lots of cool decorations.  I'm still working on things and once I have it done I'll take photos and post them.

The other night my son and I watched a show about extreme home haunts the other night.  He was AMAZED at the work and how cool all the places looked.  I think this could be a turning point year for him and home haunting.  I've always hoped to get the family involved with creating a home haunt.

I just hope we don't have to move to get there...

Happy Haunting,

Mark Harvey

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