Friday, October 10, 2014

A Neighbor's Haunt Yard

I snapped these last night of a neighbors' yard. Simple and cool. Reminds me to get some led spotlights.

Soooo not Ready

Well its been crazy in the Willow Cove house as usual, and I don't have anything up yet. Lame. I am off for a few days so I am not too worry. It's Homecoming weekend and Spirit Week at school so I have been helping with costumes everyday for school; and then there is the dance this weekend. And yesterday I helped my Dad trim some trees at his house. Lots of trees.....I'm exhausted and have a slight backache.
Branches and Spanish moss anyone?

I coulda gotten five truckloads of moss. 

Playing around with a skelly. Like it. If there is time I might add a couple of more ToT's. 

From inside... It scared one of the girls this morning when she left for school. Sorry!

Dragged out the old Party city ghosts and did some touch ups. Man,  I love these guys. Did I mention they were free?  Cheesy,  but pretty impressive when hanging in the yard. 

Sharpie tartar touch ups. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

First Pumpkins

Well, the first pumpkins I found for sell in my area is at Home Depot. They even beat my local supermarket ( Though I have not been to Walmart in a few days by the way) and roadside stands. But what really surprised me was their selection and how everything was displayed. They had corn stalks which I have NEVER seen available down here. Man, are they cool looking. The stalks cost about $7.50, I was told. I made another crying baby face....

They carry ceramic jackos
9 bucks if I recall

and these jacko plant pots...


Walgreens stopped carrying the realistic resin skull when I checked them out the other day. And they switched it out with the hollow plastic kind. Dang.

And this is the face I made....

Friday, September 12, 2014


Its a nice day when you leave work early, have a beer, check out Pumpkinrot's Blog, and the wife comes home and gives you a pumpkin cookie. ;)

Coffin Mold & Pine Needles

This guy's been outside for the last year. Every year the coffin looks better n' better.

The Experiment

So one of my biggest concerns this year with the haunt is the vey bright street light at the end of my driveway. While in the past I tried to work around it, I felt like it was time to address it and solve it. I didn't want to totally turn it off or cover it like people have suggested to me or by means of what I read out there (for safety reasons of course), So I took a large sheet of cardboard and cut slit into it then slide a 10' 1 x 2  piece wood into it like a giant protest sign. I held it up to the light while my wife took the picture of the driveway. I'm happy with how it blocked out the light on the driveway. Sweet! I plan on having the driveway be lit with ambient light so this is awesome. Now I have to figure out how to block it out easily for 3 or 4 hours. No worries...