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  • bethene's Avatar
    Today, 07:09 AM
    Well, it is good you are going to get more money, but I wish for you that it didn't mean more hours.... Oh, I forgot that I had the two bucks in the card, was going to have you mail a teaser for me, then decided not to.... Oh well.... I am a flake!! Still have tomorrow off??
  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Today, 06:54 AM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Pumpkins in General Halloween
    Not sure how this translates weight and dollar wise, but I have a giant pumpkin around 40 pounds that we paid $15 for. We usually buy several average pumpkins that weigh around 10-20 pounds for $5 each. From what I understand tho, growing the carving/decorative pumpkins isn't as popular in Europe as it is in America/Canada, so they definitely will cost more there unfortunately.
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  • bethene's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 AM
    I will look up my last year's list, and go from there...
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  • bethene's Avatar
    Today, 05:42 AM
    Stupid auto correct, I meant to say that I have not received messages from every one that said that they want to join us...
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    This is me too. Not something I'm proud of actually but I have a real tough time letting things go, and it's not a case of being a perfectionist. I'm just not as organized as I'd like to be. Sometimes I'll be working on stuff and just keep working. It's the clock on the wall that lets me know whether I'm working on a project for THIS year or getting an early start on next year. But I'm hoping to shut things down by maybe 4pm on Halloween so I can focus on the TOTers. I always miss the first...
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    I just want to say thanks to whoever it was who originally came up with the PVC/rebar method of securing tombstones. The first few years we did Halloween displays stuff was always getting blown over - often breaking when they fell. I used to get up in the morning and wonder what would need to be fixed. We're making tombstones with PVC sandwiched between two pieces of foam and these things are darn near immovable in some fairly serious wind. Between that and moving to PVC armatures for our...
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    GobbyGruesome replied to a thread Mechanical: New Cloaked FCG in Halloween Props
    That looks incredible! I would've guessed it was added in in post-production. ;) Thanks as always for the amazing inspiration.
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    GobbyGruesome added 4 photo(s) to album Halloween 2014
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    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Candee's profile
    I'm sure you saw this but I'm moving it to where I SHOULDA posted it just in case. I'll decide if your haunt is crap. Or the kids will. ;) You're probably judging it really harshly because the process has been so crappy for you this year - doesn't make for much positivity. Yeah, I don't remember it ever being THAT cold when I was little. There were definitely years wear we had our winter coats on. And regardless of how cold it got, I still sweated like crap under those crappy plastic...
  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    Hey you! Just thought I'd see how your Halloween was coming along. Any more Halloween activity in Australia this time around? (Loved the wreath by the way).
  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    Hooray! Ms Meeps is back! :D
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    A look at several pages of your postings over the last month show that you've had feedback and banter and friendly responses from many different posters, so not sure why you feel mistreated or ignored? If there were any posts made in the last couple of weeks that didn't garner many responses, you have to realize that many if not most of the regular members of the forum are working frantically to finish last minute prop builds and setups and I've seen many many years of this happening - every...
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    We used to mostly set up the day of. And we always, ALWAYS took it down Halloween night...I'm usually up until 2 or 3am bringing everything in. A couple years ago we started putting things out a little earlier...we got our tombstones out a week before this year. And this year, for the first time, because it's a weekend, we're gonna do take down probably late, late Saturday. It'll be nice to not have to worry about that Halloween night.
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 PM
    I don't think it's officially Halloween if things go exactly as planned. I'm sure it'll rock regardless. But it's gotta be frustrating. Sending good thoughts. :)
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    I usually try to, but generally it's a post-mortem kinda thing. Mostly to compare ToT numbers and stories. We're allways running behind which makes it tough. That's the sad thing about the forums is when October actually arrives, things generally get pretty quiet here because there's so much to do elsewhere. I'm sure there's new members joining right now that think this place is a graveyard, not realizing how busy it is in September.
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    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Candee's profile
    Really!? No fire?! That's a surprise. I'm anxious to see your whole haunt. It always looks amazing and you take great photos. Hopefully the clouds will scatter at least for the couple hours of trick or treating and for the last minute setup time. I remember one year it was something like -5 here with ice rain and a -15 degree wind chill, and as soon as 10pm hit, things warmed up and the fog rolled in. Man that was annoying (although it did make taking stuff in a lot more pleasant). We're...
  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:27 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Candee's profile
    We're doing pretty good. Got all the lights out tonight. The reaper is actually working - right off the bat. We'll see if it holds up. Still a couple of new projects to finish. Not gonna stress if they don't get done though. Pretty happy to be where we are though. Usually do the lighting Halloween day or the night before. And it actually looks mostly decent although the extension cords are a death trap. How about you? Still no improvement in the forecast. (My phone corrected that to "fire...
  • bethene's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:18 PM
    I have several folks who said that they were going to play, but haven't paid me yet...
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  • osenator's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:50 PM
    Yesterday, we went Into the collection of Animatronics, and we have to cut around 10 of them, as the weather and they take too much power on my power bars (L). Still, we will have more than 2o going on. I will see which one can be battery operated too. We pass the 40 this year of animatronics, more than 20 static too. But we cut a lot this year, as we are behind. But we did add an entire ghost family this year, as seen above.
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  • osenator's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:46 PM
    My poor Sam has been taking a beating from Mother Nature, his head is all pudgy (L). He is now 4 years old I think. Poor guy, he is always out, no matter what weather it is.
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:49 AM
    All gone before midnight except for the carved JOLs - which stay lit and burn out on their own. We follow the circus concept of setup and takedown - overnight on both so it's like it just magically appeared and disappeared.
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  • bethene's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:31 AM
    I still have to make my list, slacking here
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  • bethene's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:23 AM
    If you ask for some one close, I make a list of those closest to you to draw from, then draw one of those names for you. The rest is randomly drawn, glad you are asking about it, come join us! Also, stalking is secretly checking out any thing you can find on your victim, pinterest, pictures, posts, to really get to know you victim and what they like..
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    Hi Marie, just catching up with everyone, it looks like you've been busy at other things. Hope all is well and that your halloween plans for this year are going ok! All the best!
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    Happy New Year Marie! I have now posted my 2011 pics. I was disappointed that I didn't remember to take night shots, so there are only daytime shots. I have also started an album of wrought iron and graveyards. I started this when I was searching for wrought iron designs for my Gothic Garden, so a new little hobby was born! I will post my garden sometime too. All the best for 2012.
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    Hi Marie, I hope your halloween went well. I have blogged my walkthru, no pictures yet, working on that. It went well, we made our Creepy Carnival interactive for the kiddies. You have to play games at a carnival. Big kids asked...."Is there clowns inside?" insert evil laugh here!
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    Love all your cemetary pics. My kids tease me about all of the cemetaries they were drug through on family vacations. As a result they have threatend to burry me in one of the newer genneric cemetaries. You know the ones with flush ground momuments, topped with bunches plastic flowers. I told them I would haunt them forever if they did that!!!
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    Hi, Marie!

    How are your plans coming along for this year?

    We're starting to feel the crunch as the clock ticks down, but hopefully it will all come together (or at least some of it!)
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    Hi Marie! Just an update on the anniversary stays. So far, no haunted hotel nights. Haven't booked any - out of our budget right now. Something to save for though. Thanks for the suggestions, have written them in my Halloween Idea book!
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    Thank you so much for your comment. Compared to other people's haunts and talents I was not feeling as confident about what we put together. Thank you again!
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    Thanks so much Marie for the kind words and the friending. Our display has a long way to go but it gets a little bit better each year. The skeletons are the one big yard project my wife has each year. She sets 'em up and decides what they'll be doing. (I think she said they'll be playing The Game of Life this year!)

    Shoppers used to be great for Halloween. I picked up some really nice univerrsal monster masks there on clearance. They had the skeletons for 3 or 4 years and then switched them out for another big impressive item (Giant skulls, I think?) Not much there last year though.

    I'd live to see a night shot of the ghosts in action. I'm sure they look amazing. And as for the riser, he is perfect. I guess old Halloween props never die (because they're already dead?)

    Thanks again!
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    Ha, that is very tempting... maybe I will keep an eye out for one. Thanks for the info!
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    I love your cemetery pictures too - what a great collection of different places.
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Eve of All Hallows in all its glory...
Got tired/retired from FedGov, now a part-time caterer


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