While our home was under construction 9 years ago, we met several of our new neighbors. Often during our initial conversations the topic of Halloween would arise. Almost every neighbor we met would say something like: "Oh, our street is the Halloween street!" They would explain that the entire street was "really into Halloween". Our three children were excited to find out exactly what that meant.
Well, no one could have prepared us for our first Halloween in our new home. We bought 300 pieces of candy. We ran out in a half hour! I had to send Steve to the market three times to get more candy. We went through 1500 pieces of candy by 8:00.
And it's only gotten worse (or better?).
Now we start decorating on October 1st. We try to pace ourselves, starting with the little things first.
Our sweet little home becomes a haunted house by mid October.
The big push comes the weekend before Halloween. Steve (who really should get an award for this!) climbs up onto the roof to hang the skeletons and inflate the spider!
At 4:00 Steve hooked up the music (Oingo Boingo, Nightmare before Christmas, Ghostbusters...)
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