Finally got the last of the props out of the yard today. Took longer than usual since I worked late Friday and Saturday night. Thought it was fitting to send the Gourd up in flames. It caught fire a few weeks ago any way by a votive candle. Halloween was fun. Lots of ToT's, some crazy moments too.
As crowds started picking up, I looked over to see an older woman pick up one of my witch jar tikis and then drop it and walk away. Then later, a neighbor dressed up decided to stand in my graveyard behind a tree and scare the kids as they walked by. Really? All we could do was laugh, but when he came over to us during a lull, I politely told him it was not a good idea and he left.
I didn't meet a lot of my goals this year such as several new mache creatures, better lighting, and a pre-Halloween teaser video. Oh well. I liked how the witch came out ( last years zombie ), and the pumpkin creature costume. It got a lot of compliments. The new fence came out nice too, but I need more the keep out the crazy yard crashers next year.
The video of my costume my wife took on my phone is too dark so I will reshoot some day footage of it on my digital camera. Procrastination and poor timing led me to get new tires Thursday morning. But while I sat in the tire place I was already making plans for 2014. Gonna revisit this theme again in more detail. I also want to solve my tombstone/graveyard problems by attaching tombstones to a base with weeds and groundbreakers all together. Maybe look into solar/battery LED spotlights too so setting up is easier. I'm actually pretty motivated and ready to start trying new things.
Oh Yeah, I might let my neighbor, the yard crasher, lay in the coffin next Halloween. Then I'll lock him in it. 'Til Thanksgiving.