Monday, November 1, 2010

364 More Days, eh?

Happy New Year, right?  Planning for 2011 starts today.

For me, planning began last night around 1am.  Sitting across the street, smack dab on the sidewalk - in our costumes, because our feet hurt so bad, staring at the panoramic view of our haunt. 


Just staring at it…. Saying things such as:  I like this…. I like that…. need more of this…. need more of that… take that mess out completely, and wouldn’t it look cool if we had a big huge one of those right about there.

You know the drill, right?

We got the kids off to school this morning, just a few hours after we finally got to bed ourselves, and today is resting, and planning the 2010 take down.  We took today off to put everything away, but still need more pictures, so it will stay up a few more days.  Which is good, I don’t think either of us could move if we wanted to!

What is up with that?  I know I just turned 39 last week, but that’s not old!  I think we pushed ourselves way too hard since Thursday night, trying to get more and more and more done.  We didnt eat a bite yesterday, rushing around, it felt chaotic, like our wedding day. 

The only thing I don’t understand.  We plan all year.  We have sketches of the “finalized haunt” for positions, etc.  We scheme, we makes lists and discuss every little detail…. yet…

Every year, we spend the last 4 days like chickens with our heads cut off, trying to ADD this and add that.  Never satisfied, always looking for just this or that extra little detail.

I guess I need to buy less food that needs to be cooked for the last 4 days of next year, and more Power Bars, lol.

Pictures coming soon in a Jaybo post, I’m sure.


Deborah Burns said...

this looks really good Jayson! I know you, Dawn & the boys worked really hard on this scary you charge for entry? I saw on some show about farms, that this one farmer, turns his farm into a haunted barn/fields for Halloween, and charges $25 a person, he runs it for 10 days prior to & ends Halloween night, he said he makes more money in those nights, then the rest of the year farming! Maybe it was 2 weeks & ending on Halloween, not sure, but the kids/adults can't wait until the following year to see what he adds/does differently! Can't wait to see more pictures!!
Deb (Joey's Memaw)

Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

That looks absolutely amazing! Really, what to change?!?!

I understand how you feel and we started making changes for next year....right after we set up the display. Us haunters are just never happy.

Looking forward to more pictures.


Dr. Jitters said...

I know, one of the notes I made this morning after was to plan quick, simple meals for lunch and dinner next year!

Your place looks awesome!

Drop Gallow said...

Love that pic! Why can't I have neighbors like you???

Mr. Macabre said...

If you think stuff hurts at 39, just wait until 46...ooooohhhhhh nelly!

We all do the last minute thing I think, we're never satisfied and everything has to be perfect even though we're the only ones that will notice.

And nothing's wrong with that.

Stephanie D said...

I got you all beat--wait til you hit 59! Had to add Ibuprofen to the glucosamine last night! lol
It looks awesome! Lighting is one of my weaknesses--I am digging yours!

So, is Wacky Whimsy coming back now?

suzanne said...

The yard looks fabulous! And I can completely relate to that "chicken with head cut off" feeling. :D

JohnnyAppleseed said...

Great shot of the haunt Jaybo, really like the look of it and I do believe that i found myself doing the same thing from across the street a few hours after you did in my time zone!


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