Sunday, November 13, 2011

Packing it Away

I don't expect I'll be that active on on our blogging during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays,  life being extra demanding then, but I'll be sure to check in on the blogs we follow and try to comment.

Post Halloween has been filled with the challenges of finding room for storing our props and getting everything cleaned up good. Although we are good at removing everything from the yard immediately, it usually crowds the garage/workshop for a few weeks before its cleaned up and put away properly. Lets face it, putting our props away is no fun. I know there are those that live and breathe Halloween throughout the year although we are not. I personally have to wait until I "feel" it as the summer is winding down. Then my mind goes crazy with ideas as I try to balance those ideas with the constraints of time. I want to take a moment to thank everyone for their ideas and endless passion for Halloween, it has made it extra fun and challenges me to continue improving our modest yard haunt. Thank You!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Banner Year

Rain the day night before and most of Halloween day gave us some worry and we lost our mache' Pumpkin Rot style scarecrow due to the weather. By nightfall though it cleared up and  it was a banner year as far as the number of treaters that visited Shingle Creek Manor. We estimated at between 100 and 120 children and an unknown number of adults. At one point we even had a tour bus from the local city arrive and park in front of the house, as what seemed like hoards of masked children and their parents descended upon us. It was a great Halloween and we hope your was too!

Tour bus and the number of children was a big surprise due to the fact the community's gates were  even closed.
This years purchase of the Jumping Spider was a big hit causing plenty of frights and running children and parents!
Last years pop-up Zombie, since named Seymour, still did his part although I think his foot pad was worn out once they figured out they were stepping on it to trigger him.