Posts Tagged: halloween

Halloween wrap up, Part One

A week and a half to build, three weeks on display and three hours to pack it all up. Yes, it’s November 1st and regulars know what that means. Time for the Halloween wrap up, Part One. Shout out to Mom For the first time in long memory, Mother Nature was extraordinarily polite to me…. Read more »

When good ideas meet bad policy

So. You remember me getting all excited about Halloween, right? And then I started getting the front of the house prepared. Still with me? Welp, about halfway through that landscaping, I realized I should be paying someone to do it instead. Here’s what happens when good ideas meet bad policy. Once you get into the… Read more »

Jeffrey explains it all!

Nope, I didn’t get a Nickelodeon reboot series. Today’s post is about Halloween. What? You thought I was done with these? Nah, just tied up in, well, Halloween. But now, I’m taking a day or so off before the last bit (graveyard). So, get ready, as Jeffrey explains it all! Origin Story As most of… Read more »

Time to refresh my fencing skills

The week ends, but my Halloween work does not. Once more unto the breach go I. First up, every year, is the “fence gang”, the string of scary dudes adorning my front picket fence. Upon opening the box, I came across a stark discovery. It is time to refresh my fencing skills. Year after year… Read more »

The cartography of Halloween

I touched on it a little yesterday, in the first of what will be many posts about Halloween this month. My annual Halloween display is bigger and more involved than ever. That means I need to figure out how to map my driveway. Or, what I like to pretentiously call, the cartography of Halloween. Boxed… Read more »

A month of horror and a month of peace

Phew. October is here. Thank goodness. Time for goblins, ghouls and other unsavory creatures. And, no, I’m not referring to Washington, D.C. For the time being, it’s all about Halloween. And that will give me a month of horror and a month of peace. The news of the day Bleak. Discordant. Divisive. Lots of us… Read more »

The beginning of the beginning

Welp, here it is. Just a few short weeks until my favorite holiday. And that means it’s time to get serious about preparations. From the BBQ party to the taking over of the driveway, now is the beginning of the beginning. Still learning lessons Yup. I go into the Storeroom of Doom to pick out… Read more »

It’s scary how fast time flies

The big birthday BBQ is in the rear view mirror and so, thoughts naturally turn to…Halloween. Well, natural for me, at least. Sure, you say, it’s barely mid-June. But, in truth, preparation for Halloween can never start too early. You see, it’s scary how fast time flies. When I “upped my game” last year for… Read more »

Battling artificial deadlines

Since I left Corporate America, I haven’t had any deadlines to meet. That is both a good and a bad thing. I no longer have the stress of a “drop dead” date. But, I also don’t have the motivating force behind “you better get this done!” So, I end up finding myself battling artificial deadlines…. Read more »

The day after the day after

The day after Halloween always presents a challenge for me. Unlike Christmas, the decorations don’t feel right sitting up after that one night is over. I mean, sure, reindeer and snowmen look good for a whole winter, but how long do people want to see skeletons and ghosts? So I tend to commit myself to… Read more »