BTW, for the actual night of Halloween, I have "HULK SMASH" audio playing really loud. So when the kids come by, I ask the smallest (and scaredest one) kid to tell the Hulk to be "Shut Up". It requires a little prodding, but eventually they will say "Be Quiet Hulk" ... and I, of course, hit the OFF button on my wireless X10 remote in my pocket and 'lo and behold, the Hulks is quiet - the speakers power is toggled off. Always get a great response as that kid feels pretty good after that! ;-)
2014_10_05: Once again, my neighbor got their Halloween Decorations up before me. But it's kinda like the race between the turtle and the rabbit ... slow-n-steady "wins" the race! ;-)
2014_10_10: Most everything is pulled out of the crawl space and am repairing some leaks in the Hulk's. I have some family stuff this upcoming weekend, so I'm going to be a bit behind in getting everything out there and online.
2014_10_14: I did the initial setup on the front lawn ... hope to do the haunted office tomorrow. Still need to do some light testing and dust off the webcams and X10 control system. Hoping to go online by the end of the week.
2014_10_16: While I still have a lot more stuff to put out, I turned everything on tonight and went live on the Internet - the webcams and X10 controllers are all working well.
2014_10_21: Pretty much everything has been deployed and hooked up ... although there's always a little bit of "fine tuning" to make the display look just perfect - D'OH! ;-)
2014_10_29: The weather forecast for Halloween is sunny and 60°F ... so should see quite a few trick-or-treaters. I have a buncha candy for the little kids and quite a few liquid refreshments for the "big" kids - hopefully this will be enough! ;-)
2014_10_31: Another crazy-fun Halloween night! Once again, close to 200 trick-or-treaters came by as the weather was mild. They almost cleaned me out of candy (I'm very generous, especially early on) and I also passed out shots of Chocolate EggNog and Pumpkin Liquor (plus beer and wine) to the "big" kids. Check out all the action on the Halloween Blog ... Jerry Garcia costume was the best! ;-)
I've put away the Halloween stuff and shut down the Halloween Blog ... so it's a wrap for 2014 ... and time to get ready for Christmas! ;-)
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