Halloween has always meant a lot more to me than just going out in the neighborhood to collect candy. It’s all about putting together a costume, having parties and decorating. Although decorating is not usually something that I worry about, decorating for Halloween is something that I take seriously.
Every year about the middle of October, I go into the attic and pull down three or four large plastic tubs that are filled with Halloween decorations. I have a huge collection of skulls and skeletons and really enjoy hanging them out in the yard to make my house look creepy for all the little kids. I have fake tombstones and hundreds of plastic spiders that I hang from trees and bushes and stick them into gobs of fake cobwebs that I drape all over my mailbox.
I also really like to buy a variety of pumpkins and carve them into glowing monster faces. Usually I drive down Lebanon Road and see all kinds of produce stands and pumpkin patches that are selling pumpkins. But for some reason there aren’t many of them this year.
I could only find one and they were in the big parking lot by the old folks home. They wanted $30 for a large pumpkin! The cheapest ones they had were $12 and they were so tiny you wouldn’t be able to carve much into them. Now, I’m all about supporting charities, but you cannot charge ten times what WalMart is charging and expect people to buy your stuff. That’s right – the average price of a pumpkin at WalMart is three bucks! And they are big ones!
I would much rather support a local business or charity than to give my money to WalMart, but this is extremely difficult to justify. I decided to compromise and bought one pumpkin from the charity and then went to WalMart and bought six from there. Now I have a good start on my Halloween decorating and will probably spend most of the day Saturday carving my pumpkins and putting out the skeletons and skulls to make my little haunted graveyard on the hill..
Does anyone feel they have enough storage in their home? Is it even possible to truly have enough? In recent years, people have taken to installing their own custom storage solutions.
They really make a lot of sense for a lot of people. With custom closets, people make the most of the space they have. Not all rooms are built the same so it makes sense to take advance of every inch by installing storage space specifically for each home and each part of the home. Space that was “wasted” can now be used to store items like shoes or sports equipment. These are items that often find themselves cluttering up a traditional closet.
By making custom closets people can also tailor the storage to their particular items. Whether it is for a special wardrobe or for tools, many items take up different amounts of space. Art supplies and kitchen items can get their own storage space to match their specific dimensions.
They can make a home more attractive to prospective buyers. Imagine that person who fancies themselves a master chef walking into a kitchen that has been specifically designed to hold all of the equipment they need to make their meals cuisine.
Got a packet of coupons and flyers in the mail today. The coupons for Captain Dee’s Seafood have caught my eye. Now I have a huge craving for fish and chips. I guess that’s where I’m heading for dinner tonight.
Tonight is a great show downtown. One of the local guys who has had like 100 hit songs is playing at a little restaurant. It’s a tiny place that has great food and it can be hard to get a table if you get there at dinner time when they are having a show, too. The band sets up right in the dining room and every seat is great. I am heading down there in a few minutes to get a table. If I’m late, I hope there’s at least a spot at the bar. don’t want to miss the show just because I had to go to the bank and get gas this evening on my way home.
Once you have bought a home, there are usually things that need repairing. Whether it be carpet, electric work, foundation or roofing problems, the list can seem to go on and on with no end in sight. The good news is that when it comes to flooring, all your floor solutions are at the click of a mouse. That click of the mouse can change your home forever, for the better. After you decide that your flooring needs work, you will need to figure out what type of flooring you want put in your house. Most likely, you will want a more luxury style flooring than normal. Nice flooring doesn’t have to mean expensive, and it shouldn’t.
Now that you have chosen to upgrade your floors, you need to select the type and price you want. Luckily for you, you can choose the material, style and price you so desire while you are still on the website. The best part of all is that you are entitled to an in-home estimate, free of charge. Once you have made all the style decisions you need, the installation process flies by without you even noticing anyone is in your home. Make the tough choices you have to in order to perfect your floor, but let someone else do the tough installation part.