Thursday, November 28, 2019

A holiday Reunion-All the Feels

New commercial out reuniting Elliot and E.T. This was a beloved movie for me and my sister.

Happy Turkey Day everyone.

Saturday, November 16, 2019


Link to Youtube is here. The dining room and a few extra photos were added to the Halloween album.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pumpkin Lights

Sorry for the gap in posting.

The pumpkins lights were a success. They have 4 LED's with a subtle flicker effect. They looked bright for 2 weeks at 6 hours a night. I changed most of the batteries a few days before Halloween so they would show up in photos. They would have made it 3 weeks only much dimmer.

The down side is they do take 3 AAA batteries. Even with recycling that is a lot of batteries used. I bought them in mega packs of 72 on Amazon. Most of the lights came from Amazon. Tried to pay $4 each only as Halloween got closer the price kept going up. The light pucks come in a solid white case or orange. Both colors are the same lights and the white ones are cheaper at Halloween. They measure 3 3/4 inches. Search for Pumpkin Lights and they come up under multiple sellers on Amazon.

The lights worked well and looked good. Bright light for at least 2 weeks. The pucks are being used year round in candle holders and lanterns. The remote control is the biggest selling point. Turning 20 lights on and off instantly is such a time saver. The lights are not water proof. A ZipLoc bag worked to keep them dry.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Video Clips

The final video editing is still in progress. Two quick clips. More photos are up in the Halloween Album. A few more interior and exterior photos are in the pile to edit. A good portion of the Halloween decor is stored. The post Halloween blues have set in.

Trying to go back and comment in blogs about the various Halloween activities and decor!

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Foyer

This house has a rare triple fireplace configuration. The entryway/Foyer, the parlor, and the living room fireplaces make a triangle and all share the same chimney. The fireplace in the entryway is the smallest. It is offset by a giant mirror. Great for taking photos of reflections.

More images of the Foyer is the Halloween Album.


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Halloween 2019 Video

Low resolution video of a walk up and around of the front porch. My spouse shot the professional house video and is still editing it. You get a glimpse of the back of the scarecrows glowing head.

Friday, November 1, 2019

The head count

Mr. Old Fashion Halloween brought home the clicker used to count the audience at the theater. The official total was 171 kids. That did not include all the adults who came up to the porch to visit. We talked to people who had lived in our house and one gal who has photos from the 1950s!

Pretty good turn out for a very cold weeknight Halloween. Halloween falling on a Saturday next year might bring much bigger numbers. Absolutely exhausted. Tomorrow night we will take video footage. It was just too busy tonight. I should have more photos going up on the weekend. Hope you all had a great night!

Plans and Radio Show

Taking photos of the faux pumpkins that haven't been carved. Picking them up at post Halloween sales, Goodwill, and garage sales. Ge...