Posts Tagged: halloween decorating

Building a better Halloween display

While it’s not every day I think about Halloween, it’s pretty often. Why, even before last year, I was thinking, “How am I going to top this?” An idea formed. It seemed impractical, but here I am, building a better Halloween display. Building a better driveway display During and after Halloween month, social friends fire… Read more »

The graves always appear at the end

Everything ends. All things pass. There is no real dispute over this. It’s the same with me, of course. Just more involved. Because I have more reasons why the graves always appear at the end. Working my way up the driveway The hard part is done, right? Laying all those edging stones. Setting up all… Read more »

Don’t tell ants they can’t fight City Hall

Welp, as expected, stuff happens. In this case, stuff happens when you clean out your front landscaping. Turns out, that’s really urban renewal. And the (former) tenants aren’t happy. They’ve gone on attack. Don’t tell ants they can’t fight City Hall! The origins of a protest The first part of the story you already know…. Read more »

Again or still?

What is it about BBQ’s in general and Halloween in particular that makes them so dangerous to me? Okay, I kinda know the answer to both, but somehow that’s no consolation. Tackling the first part…er…first, the BBQ parties I throw, though only twice a year, usually create all kinds of damage to my body. Sometimes,… Read more »

Forget your winter…it’s Halloween that’s coming

You’ve got your multi-year fascination and I’ve got mine. Because this year is an exponential leap from last year’s eerily successful Dead Thing Pen, I’ve needed to arrange my zombie ducks in a row well in advance of that eagerly anticipated day in late October. Accordingly, the purchasing process began in earnest as early as… Read more »

Top this!

I was having lunch with my Dad and Stepmom and I was talking about how happy I was with the decorations this year. My only concern, I said, was how I was going to top it next year. He said he was going to ask me that very question. At the time, I had no… Read more »

It’s feasible!

  Just returned from my brain session with Glen at Home Depot and the planogram for the Halloween driveway takeover is doable! Based on in-stock materials, I can construct a “wall”, currently envisioned as 10′ x 4′, and then load that up with black mulch. It should be a great back-breaker exercise, giving me renewed… Read more »

The leg bone connected to the…well, nothing, really

I’ve been out bone collecting today, which makes me pretty happy. Halloween is just a few weeks away, my landscaping is all cleared and the lawn service, conveniently, just finished with the mowing and edging today. Couldn’t have everything time out more perfectly. I try to introduce something new to my display each year. I’ve… Read more »