In the comments from the last two days of Halloween posts, a couple of questions seem to have arisen: what did I decide on for a costume, and what does the spider house look like at night? Because I aim to please, I am here with answers — and pictures.
I stopped to take a few photos of my neighbor’s house last night at peak trick-or-treating time, and the joint was jumping. Turns out they up the game even further with spooky sound effects and a smoke machine, and kids were standing on the doorstep being very vocally “scared.” (“You ring the bell.” No, you do it.”) Everyone was clearly having a ball. I shot the photo under a streetlamp, so as to have enough light for it to come out, but I do think it makes it hard to see the smoke. (It’s coming up through the bushes on the right.)
Mom’s “going green” was the winning costume idea for Megan’s Halloween party — with an assist from Bossman. I was telling him about my outfit, and lamenting that I didn’t have a button or something to make the concept clear. (I was thinking “ask me about my carbon footprint” or something along those lines.) He suggested that I wear black shoes and tape CO2 on them to actually be my carbon footprint. Brilliant! So that is what I did.
My hair, by the way? Still green.