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Have another Kit Kat

Well the emails have been pouring in…

What did you wear did you wear for Halloween?”

How did the door turn out?

(Okay, I embellish sometimes )

Well, first things first (delayed gratification)

Here is what the closet doors ended up looking like:

The hinges from the real doors ended up being the hinges on the French doors.

You have to use your imagination about what the door knobs blend into.

She did a good job adding detail to make the waves distinct and took nearly half an afternoon making the detail and shells on the beach.

If you look real close at the bottom you can see what looks like Dylan wrote her name in the sand.

Very cool.

In a few years we can just say she painted the whole thing and signed her name to it.  🙂

Okay, as for the costumes…

Dylan was a kitty skeleton (see the ears?) and Skye was Jyn, the new Star Wars future-Jedi, soon-to-fall-to-the-Dark side girl (spoiler alert!)

And, to answer all your questions about what moi dressed as, well I didn’t feel like dressing up this year.

I was relegated to handing out candy at the front door to all the young boys and ghouls.

I was just my usual chatty, charming self.

Some friends and family had asked about what Halloween Decorations I put up?

You know, when I was a kid, back before the Internet…. and bubble gum, we never decorated houses for Halloween.

Now, at least in our neighborhood, it is starting to get competitive.

I put out old school decorations, stuff that I grew up with, like ghosts and scarecrows on sticks that you shove into the ground.

Boring! Boring!

…is what my kids call me, er, say.

So each year I pick up another $10 Halloween decoration to add to my landscape of chills..

The Fountain of Blood was the big hit!

Little kids kept pointing at it and asking, “what is that?

Well Its blood!…from the darn cat we got last year for Christmas” WhawHaHahaHa!

See that note on the door?

That is a Dylan creation. It is a note to trick or treaters to ask for certain candy if….



Back in the day we worried about razor blades in apples. This day and age they worry about Food Allergies.

It is truly a new day.

HERE is what I tried to make the big scare up front

the risks of being a careless skateboarder

But the fierce wind the night before just shredded the cobwebs over the spider. (Le sigh)

Yes, the Pumpkin Head ghoul spoke as the kiddies went by….

Want some candy boys and girls? Any food allergies? WhawHaHaHaHa!

Also, here is last year’s $10 HALLOWEEN bonanza find…

My last two good ideas… RIP

…glowing Styrofoam Tombstones

And the Blood fountain…

…with a hand left in it from last year’s Halloween from some teenager who reached one-too-many times into the host candy bowl for another Reese’s after I had told him No!

If you noticed, or maybe you didn’t, there is a large spider theme here at the front door.

Almost invisible on these pics are the 10-12 little black plastics spiders that came in the $5 bag of make-believe cob webs.

I dangle each spider on some thread from the ceiling at the front door so the little trick-or-treaters have to walk through them to get the candy.  (WhawHaHaHaha)

The thinking is lots of people are afraid of Spiders.

We aren’t so much, except the ones that swim in the pool.

We actually had one as our first pet when we got married.

My wife named him ‘Boots’.

Meet ‘Boots’

He was shy, largely housebroken, and a real couch-potato.

Some people thought having a spider for a pet a bit odd and kinda left us alone back then.

What about you?

Are you afraid of spiders?

Do they freak you out?

Me? I kinda got used to them. You have to when you keep them as pets.

…and as the Man of the House!

I’m not afraid of them at all!

No fear. No fear


That’s about it for now knuckleheads. I will try to do a better job next time.

I hope you ALL had a fun time on Halloween and had both some scares and some sweets.

I hope you have an even better weekend! Take pictures.

I have to go throw my pile of Kit Kat wrappers away.



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11 thoughts on “Have another Kit Kat

  1. Soon to be known as Favorite Uncle Tom. 🙂 so everyone can look forward to birthday cards again.. great story

  2. We all gave my Uncle Tom a high five…In secret of course!

  3. Too funny. I bet you kids all gave a secret sigh of relief. Yes, if spiders are outside I tend to leave them alone unless they are the poisonous ones. My creepy ones are the ones that live in our pool and like to make a home in the filter box. I never know what I’m pulling up when I clean the filter basket. Thanks for dropping by Jed. I hope your weekend is a good one!

  4. My Dad had a great big spider called Sepi living in the letter box, all of us kids were too scared to go get the letters but he would not let anyone get rid of it. One day a family friend came to visit and he bought the mail into the house, told my Dad he killed a bloody great spider that was in the letter box… we had to have a funeral for Sepi!!

  5. I live on the coast of South Carolina. Our Banana Spiders eat mosquitoes. They are way tamer then your tarantulas. 🙂

  6. Remind me where you live again… and to never move there. 🙂

  7. Banana spiders around here are that big. …but not as hairy 🙂 Yes I don’t like them either. But I don’t see many people going that route for Halloween, so that’s why I go with that theme. Have a great weekend Betsy! Thanks for dropping by

  8. I hate spiders. Let’s leave it at that. 😉

  9. Ewwwwwwww!!!!! Who holds a spider in their mouth?! And was that a tarantula on the ceiling or what? Please tell me there aren’t other spiders in the U.S. as big as tarantulas. (Assuming, of course, that vid was from here.) I get afraid of squishing spiders on the ceiling for that very reason, and I’m just talking small spiders. Of course, when they’re smaller, they’re also harder to find in your hair or on your body. Bleh! Bleh, I say!

  10. LoL! Eeeek! Says the horror movie Queen! Well if I scared or spooked You I feel the theme was a success! Or was it just the spider videos? Have a great week Sandy. I’ll kill some spiders in the meantime. 🙂

  11. I really want to like this post but there are too many disgusting spiders in it. Erk! I do not like!!

    Aside from that….the door is super cool, as are the Halloween decos. Just, not the spiders. Not cool Andy! 😉

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