The Fall Season Has Officially Begun!


It's here! The best season of all, marked by the best beer of all! I finally procured my first 4-pack of Dogfish Head Punkin Ale of the year. I waited patiently as other Octoberfest and Pumpkin beers made their way to the shelves, but for me, only one beer has come to celebrate the beginning of the fall season and the exciting countdown to Halloween...



And as always, the first sip was delicious! This beer is going to get me through the next 6 weeks of building and preparation for the big night. So much to do and so little time. Having a new little one in our ranks is presenting a new series of challenges to my home haunt prop building this year, and this little bottle of deliciousness will surely help me get through it all...


And speaking of the new little one, we all went out for our first family outing to the Halloween store today. The entire Highbury family traveled to the local mall to visit the seasonal Halloween USA store. Unfortunately, we were pretty disappointed by what we saw. Not one animated prop display to be found throughout the row and rows of cheap costumes and even cheaper static props. We ended up walking through all of the aisles in about 15 minutes and then walked right out. I was very disappointed that my new little haunter's first experience was such a letdown (although he seemed content as he slept in his car seat the entire time). Today's trip really reminded me why as a home haunter I do what I do. I'd rather build just one home made prop in my basement this year than go and buy any of the overpriced junk filling the rows at a shop like that.

But as we all know, those home made props don't build themselves. Time to grab a cold one and head to the basement. We only have 45 days left...

 

1 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

I hear ya!

Cheers!

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