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Well, that was fun...in a painful, exhausting kind of way. [Nov. 3rd, 2008|02:10 pm]
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2300 pieces of candy. 4-5,000 visitors. 3 1/2 hours. One news crew. No traumas, other than a broken toilet, but since that was late in the evening and by then I'd fully gotten over the squeamies at the thought of people seeing what kind of squalor was inhabiting our upstairs...

(note to self: next year, set up "changing tent" in driveway because there's never enough space for people to change into costume.)

I can live with that. I've always been appreciative of the help we've gotten in the past from friends who like to come and hang out during this event. This year I got LOADS of help. Which was great, because otherwise, I would have been...well, occupying one of those grave spaces in the side yard.

(Note to self: next year, dig down, plant a cot in one of the spaces, camo the cot with a "dirt" blanket and be a zombie so you can nap.)

Planting our friends in the graveyard worked better than expected. I didn't expect them to put on such a show...but o, my garbwhore friends, you just can't resist an audience, can ya?

Plus the front walk assemblage who withstood the onslaught of kidlets and notsokidlets grabbing for candy.

(Note to self: remind your candy hander-outers that if they're going to drop candy that won't be found until the next morning, please do so with the Almond Joys and Reeses. I HATES the Willy Wonka crap. And morning after, on the ground candy is usually the only candy I get. Thank goodness I snatched a box of Charleston Chews early in the evening.)

If you're wondering what you missed: http://tinyurl.com/56wock

They start out in the graveyard and pan the house, then move on to the street.

And if you're wondering where the Captain and I will be over the next several weeks...we'll be putting it all away...
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[User Picture]From: bittibuddha
2008-11-03 07:55 pm (UTC)
i was blown away by the magnitude of your street's display. I mean, really. geez: where do you people KEEP all that stuff? it looked awesome, Mer. completely and utterly. :) thanks so much!
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[User Picture]From: faithellen
2008-11-03 08:42 pm (UTC)
There's our Ani...always pondering how to maximize storage efficiency!
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[User Picture]From: bittibuddha
2008-11-03 09:03 pm (UTC)
have label-maker, will travel.
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[User Picture]From: majorchaos
2008-11-03 08:03 pm (UTC)
Damn I missed it. I was so looking forward to it too... however, a friend turned 40 on friday (talk about scary) and we had a liquid lunch to celebrate. When I got home I fell asleep on the sofa and woke up after everything was over. grr. Ah wells, sounds like it was a blast and from Vince's pictures, it looked fun too!
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[User Picture]From: o_ade
2008-11-03 08:05 pm (UTC)
How I wish I could get to go to this event. Amazing
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2008-11-03 09:11 pm (UTC)
Sweetie - you know how to throw one helluva party.

Those of us who prefer our monsters children from a distance could be out just being scenery.

BRILLIANT !!!!!

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[User Picture]From: regineaubergine
2008-11-04 04:11 pm (UTC)
It was great! Biggest crowd we've had yet but exhausting. I've posted the pictures that Edi Marie and I took. Many were during daylight set-up.

http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLanding.action?c=aizw8g9m.3943tppm&x=0&y=-2ap0td&localeid=en_US

Glad it's done.
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