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#1646 Oct 10, 2013
Morning everyone!

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#1647 Oct 10, 2013
Good morning folks. It's almost Friday!

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#1648 Oct 10, 2013
Good Morning everyone! One more day! Not that it really matters to me. Sunday, Wednesday, Friday...all the same.

Susan, catch Ricky's wallet. You'll notice it's a little lighter. Spent a couple of hundred dollars on new drapes for the living room.(Thanks Ricky!) ;)

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#1649 Oct 10, 2013
Chris - PSL wrote:
Good Morning everyone! One more day! Not that it really matters to me. Sunday, Wednesday, Friday...all the same.
Susan, catch Ricky's wallet. You'll notice it's a little lighter. Spent a couple of hundred dollars on new drapes for the living room.(Thanks Ricky!) ;)
Good job! I took the rest to buy a new Halloween outfit.

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#1650 Oct 10, 2013
_Susan_ wrote:
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Good job! I took the rest to buy a new Halloween outfit.
Love Halloween! It's my favorite time of the year. I spend two days setting up my garage and driveway. I blacken out the walls with black fabric and build temporary walls going down my driveway. A few years ago, I bought all the displays at Spirit of Halloween. So, I've got a scary town setup. Love love love to scare the pants off the kids in my neighborhood. Seems that the scary clowns are the ones that do the most damage! ;)

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#1651 Oct 10, 2013
I'm thinking my boys are getting old enough for haunted houses. We are going to go this year.

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#1652 Oct 10, 2013
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>Love Halloween! It's my favorite time of the year. I spend two days setting up my garage and driveway. I blacken out the walls with black fabric and build temporary walls going down my driveway. A few years ago, I bought all the displays at Spirit of Halloween. So, I've got a scary town setup. Love love love to scare the pants off the kids in my neighborhood. Seems that the scary clowns are the ones that do the most damage! ;)
Wow! I dress up, buy candy and hand it out to the kids in the neighborhood. Now I feel like a slacker!

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#1653 Oct 10, 2013
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I'm thinking my boys are getting old enough for haunted houses. We are going to go this year.
Funny thing? We don't have any small children in our home. Our youngest is 23. My hubby and I, are the kids!! We are so bad at Halloween. We have a good time listening to the teenagers say "Nah, I'm not going in there, I don't need candy that bad". Some years, I've got to do crowd control. I've had a line all the way down the street.
Next year we were thinking of setting up all of our Halloween stuff in a different location and charging a small fee, then donate all the money to a local charity. We've got to find a unrented store front, where the Realtor is willing to not charge us rent for the days that we would be there. I usually have to purchase 80 pounds of candy.
Btw...my neighbors all love me! ;) Especially the ones nearest my home. They get bombarded with kids either on their way to my house or leaving my house. LOL

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#1654 Oct 10, 2013
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>Funny thing? We don't have any small children in our home. Our youngest is 23. My hubby and I, are the kids!! We are so bad at Halloween. We have a good time listening to the teenagers say "Nah, I'm not going in there, I don't need candy that bad". Some years, I've got to do crowd control. I've had a line all the way down the street.
Next year we were thinking of setting up all of our Halloween stuff in a different location and charging a small fee, then donate all the money to a local charity. We've got to find a unrented store front, where the Realtor is willing to not charge us rent for the days that we would be there. I usually have to purchase 80 pounds of candy.
Btw...my neighbors all love me! ;) Especially the ones nearest my home. They get bombarded with kids either on their way to my house or leaving my house. LOL
That sounds like fun!

We live in a small, kinda quiet subdivision. We only get a handful of trick or treaters. We go down the street to a big one and my boys are getting old enough to start going on their own. Last year my middle son went with a friend. I kind of like that they are getting more independent.

My wife decorates our house every year (not as extravagant as you, tho). She always likes to do holiday decorations. My job is just to pack things into storage and get things out of storage. She even decorated the kids bedroom doors for them. She's a good mom and likes that sort of stuff. I don't remember my mom ever decorating my door, lol. I told my boys they are lucky they have such a nice mom.

She's also an awesome pumpkin carver. She won a pumpkin carving competition in college in her dorm (she was a RA for a few years in college). I don't know how she does it. If I carved a pumpkin it would look like a 5 year old did it, lol. I have no artistic ability.

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#1655 Oct 10, 2013
Booooo!

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#1656 Oct 10, 2013
Howdy!

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#1657 Oct 10, 2013
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LOL
Hello Miss Raven. Happy to see you again.
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Good morning Miss Susan! Are you feeling better?

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#1658 Oct 10, 2013
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<quoted text>Donkey chipped a hoof and isn't very happy with Sue right now.
I super glued it back on for him, he should feel better now. I painted his hooves pink too...he looks great!

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#1659 Oct 10, 2013
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>Love Halloween! It's my favorite time of the year. I spend two days setting up my garage and driveway. I blacken out the walls with black fabric and build temporary walls going down my driveway. A few years ago, I bought all the displays at Spirit of Halloween. So, I've got a scary town setup. Love love love to scare the pants off the kids in my neighborhood. Seems that the scary clowns are the ones that do the most damage! ;)
We used to do that years ago. Some woman went across the street to my neighbors house and complained that we scared her child into years of therapy. She couldn't have figured out the theme from the caskets in the front yard? Oh well!

It turned into a big party every year for Halloween, all the neighbors kids preferred the party to trick or treating. They got better candy at the party! We had games with prizes for all the kids, a scavenger hunt, and excellent food and treats. It was fun, we had a really close knit neighborhood.

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#1660 Oct 10, 2013
I don't think we'll get trick or treaters any more, now that we live in BFE.

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#1661 Oct 10, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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That sounds like fun!
We live in a small, kinda quiet subdivision. We only get a handful of trick or treaters. We go down the street to a big one and my boys are getting old enough to start going on their own. Last year my middle son went with a friend. I kind of like that they are getting more independent.
My wife decorates our house every year (not as extravagant as you, tho). She always likes to do holiday decorations. My job is just to pack things into storage and get things out of storage. She even decorated the kids bedroom doors for them. She's a good mom and likes that sort of stuff. I don't remember my mom ever decorating my door, lol. I told my boys they are lucky they have such a nice mom.
She's also an awesome pumpkin carver. She won a pumpkin carving competition in college in her dorm (she was a RA for a few years in college). I don't know how she does it. If I carved a pumpkin it would look like a 5 year old did it, lol. I have no artistic ability.
Well, your wife has one up on me. I can't carve a pumpkin to save my life! Sounds like your boys do have a great mother! Father too! I miss the days of taking the kids trick or treating. Cherish every single moment with your boys. They grow so fast.
All of the work happens just days before Halloween. The walls go up just the night before. Then Halloween morning, we are out there at 4 am setting up. Usually we finish right before dinner time. Then Halloween night,it all comes down and is put away. I am the one who puts it all up into the attic. I'm the only one that fits up there. lol (or so, hubby says) It's funny, we spend an entire day setting up and it only takes a few hours to take down. The royal pain in the butt is taking out all the batteries! All the while things are still screaming at you. lol
We are growing tired of it, but the neighborhood kids have already biked past the house and are asking about Halloween. They look forward to it. I've seen some kids grow up and actually come back with their girlfriends to show them. They all say "Halloween, isn't Halloween unless they were at our house". Makes us feel good. We know the kids appreciate it. And that's all that counts.

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#1662 Oct 10, 2013
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We used to do that years ago. Some woman went across the street to my neighbors house and complained that we scared her child into years of therapy. She couldn't have figured out the theme from the caskets in the front yard? Oh well!
It turned into a big party every year for Halloween, all the neighbors kids preferred the party to trick or treating. They got better candy at the party! We had games with prizes for all the kids, a scavenger hunt, and excellent food and treats. It was fun, we had a really close knit neighborhood.
Are you sure you aren't my neighbor? Our first year, we scared our first victims (a mother and her daughter). The mother took off and left her child behind. The girl, stood frozen in place and then all of a sudden it was like feet don't fail me now. She ran out of her shoes. Her pumpkin went flying all over the place, spilling candy everywhere. I had to rip off my mask to show her that I wasn't real. The mother eventually came back and said that she had to go home to change because we made her pee her pants. That woman is a psychologist. We scared her daughter to death that she wrote a school report on what we did to her, she scored 100%. She's never come back. lol

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#1663 Oct 10, 2013
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>Are you sure you aren't my neighbor? Our first year, we scared our first victims (a mother and her daughter). The mother took off and left her child behind. The girl, stood frozen in place and then all of a sudden it was like feet don't fail me now. She ran out of her shoes. Her pumpkin went flying all over the place, spilling candy everywhere. I had to rip off my mask to show her that I wasn't real. The mother eventually came back and said that she had to go home to change because we made her pee her pants. That woman is a psychologist. We scared her daughter to death that she wrote a school report on what we did to her, she scored 100%. She's never come back. lol
Is it bad that I laughed loudly at this? LOL The mom probably did more damage by leaving her child than your holiday display could ever do. I would like to be your neighbor, imagine the display we could put together.

It was fun though, and the neighbors all chipped in to help pay for everything. I would shop the sales all year getting ready for the party, especially right after the holidays to get decorations and prizes (I gave away a lot of cool toys, we made sure there was one for every kid). Everybody brought a dish to pass, and I like cooking anyway so I served several dishes. I also made an alcohol version and a non alcohol version of green grog.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Green-Grog/Detai...

Such fun. Now all the kids have grown up and most of us have moved away.

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#1664 Oct 10, 2013
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Good morning Miss Susan! Are you feeling better?
Hello Miss Raven, I am indeed almost completely recovered. Thank you.

And thank you.

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#1665 Oct 11, 2013
_Susan_ wrote:
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Hello Miss Raven, I am indeed almost completely recovered. Thank you.
And thank you.
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I'm glad to hear you are feeling better.

Thank you! You were early this evening!

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