So I am working really hard to get the props built for this year that we are putting out new and for good reason. Three months ago I was told that I have Osteoarthritis in my left hip and it is currently bone on bone. A lot of pain but still manageable for now. I got a shot of cortosone and was hoping that it would work and allow me to wait until after Halloween to discuss hip replacement surgery. Sad to say the shot only lasted for about 4 weeks so i had to go back. I am scheduled to have the surgery on August 8th. As many of you know, we set up Mapleton Manor Yard Haunt over Labor Day weekend. With the surgery that will be nearly impossible for me to do. Told my kids about the surgery and when I was having it and before I could say anything they all three said they will be home Friday night and will stay the weekend to help the wife and I set everything up. I couldn't be more grateful that i have three wonderful adult children and grand kids that embrace our passion for Halloween almost as much as we do. So even though I will be down and out and only supervising, which mentally I have been battling with, and showing my sons how all the electrical and animation is set up, which I am so happy they are going to finally learn it as i know some day i wont be able to fully do it, it is going to be a great year.