Making a short story long

Mom Nature.

I love her and she drives me crazy.

With great anticipation, I plugged in the extension cord for the north side of the Dead Thing Driveway, the Pied Piper and his gang of rapt skeletons.

Nothing happened.

Rrrr.… Read the rest

Oh goody

Planning out my Halloween goody bags is pretty simple. I have a spreadsheet I adjust each year for contents and quantity.

But for one year, I’ve never run out of bags to give away. Admittedly, I’ve had to “cross over” … Read the rest

Trouble counting to two

My admiration for Amazon grows daily.

It’s not just the pricing, because they are not universally the cheapest (for instance, I’ve found a number of Halloween items significantly cheaper elsewhere), though most times they are at or below other retailers.… Read the rest

I can’t…I just can’t…

I promised you endless updates on Halloween, from this new this year to past memories and I’ve done my bit.

I promised you no interruptions for political or social commentary and I’ve been true to my word.

But I can’t … Read the rest

Don’t go into the lights!

As I was taking (bad) photos of my rapidly progressing Dead Thing Driveway, I experienced a moment of profound reflection.

No, gazing upon all those skeletons didn’t have me ruminating about life and death, the afterlife and other such metaphysical … Read the rest

Down to the wire

It’s been torrentially raining for the last two days, preventing me from doing any work on the Dead Thing Driveway…and I couldn’t be more pleased!

“What?” you may be wondering. “Has he gone batty at last?”

Not at all my … Read the rest

Halloween is for sportsmen

I think I’m making progress with my Animal Control skeleton and I have my years of experience as a sportsman to thank for it.

I’ve had several vexing problems regarding AC (as I call him). First, the stand that is … Read the rest

The best laid plans of (skeletal) mice and men

Hoo boy! My crazy ideas may not kill me (though that’s still a possibility), but they sure are likely to drive me to the poor house!

So’s I’m beginning my Dead Thing Driveway display set up today, kicking off the … Read the rest

Endlessly redundantly repeating ad infinitum

Okay, barring a brain-melting incident in the political spectrum, this blog begins its inevitable turn to the sole province of Halloween and all its associated circumstances.

That means day-by-day updates on my preparations for my Dead Thing Driveway and progress … Read the rest

Hope swings two ways

Today, I was working hard on the outside landscaping (more on that in tomorrow’s post). Most of the time, when I’m out front doing something that will take a while, I plant my iPhone on top of my fence and … Read the rest