Sunday, September 28, 2008

Weekend Post


I SO kick butt!! I got up this morning, vacuumed the whole house, drooped the kids off at the mall, and got to work in the garage. I finished my gargoyle painting for my asylum clock tower, ( I still have to spray it with sealer ) and, I finished my bloody skull fountain for the front of the house. Getting the blood to trickle just right was quite a chore. Roy and Heather giggled their butts off watching me try to adjust the water flow. The first 20 times or so, it squirted blood halfway across the garage. Of course, Heather was so excited to see it work, she was standing right in front of it when I turned it on for the first time. She got SOAKED ! (Actually, she got soaked several times. ) But after a few adjustments, I got it fixed - It looks so cool.

I still have so many other projects that I want to get done. I wanted to build a wrought iron fence for the cemetery, and two or three skeletons/corpses, and, hopefully, build at least one coffin. I really wanted to get my mausoleum built for this year, but I'm starting to worry if I'll have time - I don't want to rush, and do a half assed job. I think I'd rather have a little more time for that project, so maybe next year. I also need to get my husband focused so that we can get the asylum put together. The kids really like to help with that part. (God, I need to make a list !)

Okay, enough, I'm just rambling and thinking out loud. I'm going to go sit on the couch and watch TV for a while.
Good night.


Okay, it's Sunday night. I started setting up the yard around 1PM and finally finished up around 9PM. Heather and Jake both put in about 25 minutes of work, and Jacked around for about an hour. I put my husband to work, but every time I turned my back on him, he had disappeared. I inevitably found him parked on the couch, sucking up the air conditioning, and watching football. He is such a shit.

Anyway, I'm pleased with how the yard turned out. (so far) I still have another 33 days to see what else I can accomplish. Around 6:30, we had a bunch of people wander by and check things out. Before I was even done hooking up the electrical, a car pulled up and a couple wandered up the drive to get a better look. Shortly after that, 6 or 7 kids from the neighborhood showed up to wander through the graveyard and chatter about how exciting Halloween will be, while Roy and I were trying to untangle and hook up all the electrical cords. We got everything hooked up just as the sun was going down, and it was BEAUTIFUL! I think I'd like to get another blue flood light and a fogger for the cemetery, but once the lights were on, we had a lot of people driving by then, going around the block for a slower, second look. I'll try to get some photos tomorrow but, it's supposed to rain. I may not get them taken and posted until Tuesday or Wednesday.

After I grabbed a bite to eat, I spent the last four hours cleaning up and straightening out the garage. The problem with having Roy help, is that he's famous for not picking up after himself. By the end of the evening, He had everything all over the place. Right now, my whole body is sore and achy. My feet hurt, my legs hurt, and my back is screaming. I'm tired and dirty so I think I'll go soak in a hot tub and go to bed.

Good night.

4 howled back:

Anonymous said...


I can't believe how much work you are putting in all of know, people might start paying you guys for the entertainment. At least I hope you do, even if it's a few Mars Bars and a giant cookie :)

I actually hope one year you guys make it onto the news!

Cat said...

Wow that is a ton of time invested!! Good for you!

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to get caught up on some reading... started with you, of course. I'm always amazed at your fall adventures.... talk to you soon!

Hopefully, I'll get off my rear and get something written that I can tolerate posting soon.


Auburn haired artist said...

Hey Chris !!!
I am a lot more tolerant of your posts than you are. You know I'll read anything you post, and probably have a smart ass comment for it as well. I'm SO very glad you are back. You've got to quit disappearing on me!!