Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Wow it's been a nutty, busy couple of weeks. I suppose that could be the first thing to put on my list of things to be thankful for. Not the nutty part, but certainly the busy part.

I think when I total out the numbers for November it's going to go in the books as the best month for revenue we've had in the history of the business. That's pretty incredible considering the time of year.

Next up... Family. Everyone in the immediate family is healthy. Can I get an Amen!

We'll be going over to my mom's for a traditional feast of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, etc. The only bummer is that my oldest brother Gene and his family won't be coming up.

I'm also thankful that I live in a country where I'm free to express my belief in God. This seems like an easy one to take for granted until I turn on the evening news and see the oppression others are forced to endure.

Not an exhaustive list by any means. Just a few things I'm thankful for right now.

How about you? What are you thinking of this Thanksgiving?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

It Was A Spooktacular Night

I know it's November 3rd an Halloween is already in the books for this year, but I had to work until midnight the past couple of nights, so this post is a little late getting up. Still I wanted to share a few photos of our haunted house. We had soooooo much fun putting this one together.

Walking up to the garage.

 We nicknamed him "Scary Guy"
No one could figure out if he was real or fake

 It's all fun and games until someone loses a head!

Some ghosts and bats to greet the guests

Anthony and I made the coffin and then put a corpse with glowing eyes and rats munching on him inside. Add a few candles and some dead flowers and you've got a fine looking dead guy.

A few heads and masks

The deranged doctor's lab

Much better at night

The Mad Scientist's Lab

Lisa ready to do a few experiments in the lab

We also had a fog machine going and some spooky music playing which really added to the effect. It was a ton of work getting everything put together, but well worth it listing to all the kids (and some adults too) when they went through.