Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Alright, alright.... 2022 Pics are UP!

 So, my favorite coworker mentioned something about the website not being updated with last year's pictures.  So, tonight, I transferred the ones I could find, resized, uploaded and got most of them on the website.  Link is on the left on the navigation pane, marked 2022.  I have to find the memory card from my actual camera to get the decorations photos, but not much has changed since previous years.  Mostly I have party pics up.  

Friday, February 17, 2023

Happy New Year! (Yeah, I'm late and it's February...)

It's been a busy few months, and things are finally winding down at work so that I can actually spend time catching up on the rest of the things I need to do.  I just came back from a much-needed short cruise, and am ready for the springtime and all the fun stuff that goes with sunshine and warm weather.

 The 2022 party was a HUGE success!  I believe a great time was had by all, including me.  I will be posting up the photos from the party and from Halloween night over the next couple of days.  

Saturday, October 22, 2022

One week until the party

 Only one week to go, and it's been one setback after another, keeping me from getting anything done.  The invitations got scrapped after many issues with paper, ink, and just a lot of wasted time trying to get them done.  I ended up bringing back a revised version of a ticket-style I used several years ago that was simple, and I got them cranked out in 4 hours.  

Work has been taking a lot of time, overtime every day and working on the weekend, and leaving me physically and mentally exhausted.  I ended up passing out as soon as I got home yesterday and lost another whole evening.  Two main components of my costume haven't even shipped yet, I ordered them in September!  I had to hit Amazon and make an emergency backup order for something else that will work for what I already have.  Then my phone decided to kick the bucket today, causing more time loss and sheer frustration, and the replacement doesn't come until Wednesday at the earliest ... and to top THAT off.... the PVC pipe to the hall bathroom toilet busted like 30 minutes after I let go of the frustration over my phone.  Water everywhere.  I feel like the Universe is trying to prevent me from having this party this year!

Tomorrow is a new day, a whole day off to be productive and get things done.  I refuse to get stuck on the frustrated feelings.  Just gonna roll with the setbacks, conquer each challenge as it arises, and WIN the battle to have the party that hasn't happened for 4 years.  The show must go on!!

And now, ear plugs, Unisom, and sleep.....

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Less than two weeks!!

 This weekend, I got the invitations mostly done with the help of my daughter, Taylor and my buddy, Zeke.  Yes, I'm very late on those, but Facebook and word on mouth already has people informed.  Today, my son, Brandon, came over and we got the bulk of the cemetery set up in just over 2 hours, which is a record for us.  

The remainder of my Sunday will be eating a huge bowl of homemade chili, watching a Halloween movie, and getting the invites ready to hand out.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022

It's that time of year!

 Greetings, foolish mortals!  

I'm back in the spirit, and ready to get down to Halloween.  This has been a really hard year, with a lot of personal issues and major depression early this year, but I'm out of the darkness in my head, happy again, and ready for some good times and fun.  

I had some website downtime due to moving to a new web host, but that should all be resolved now.  If anyone notices any missing photos or links not working, please shoot me an email to let me know!   

Hurricane Ian came by and visited us yesterday, and thankfully didn't stay long or trash the place, so I spent the day cleaning the garage up a bit so I can start pulling my Halloween totes and bodies out of the attic.  Today, the last day of September, I'm hoping to get them all down and start going through everything so I can get to decorating the inside of the house for the PARTY!!!!  I am not letting anything stop me this year from doing what I do best, creating a fun, haunted atmosphere for my friends and family to join me in celebrating the very best season of the year.  

Unfortunately, my work schedule is probably going to cut into my time as we are gearing up for our new system and workflow, plus finishing up the move to the new warehouse, and I won't get anything new done, but who needs sleep anyway?

I'm ready for this Halloween.  Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 7, 2021

The Halloween from Hell

Halloween 2021 was supposed to be my great comeback with tons of prepwork completed to my house to get it back in shape for company.  Instead, it was a lame and pitiful showing of last minute "throw it out in the yard" BS, with no party despite all my hard work, and the entire month of October was just a giant cesspool of depression.

Halloween 2022 WILL be the year.  It WILL, not matter what.  I NEED this.

The display for this year can be found here: