I think my Halloween countdown ticker is broken. It says there's only 96 days left till Halloween. Wait... what's that??? It's not broken? Hmph. I guess this means I need to kick things into ludicrous speed.
Since work is slooowww today, I'm frantically scribbling schematics on post-it notes and texting pictures of them to my hubby. Poor thing is probably so tired of my pestering, but I'm getting antsy and I need some large projects done this year. Here's what's on the agenda:
The Raven Reaper - I've got a good start on him, but there's still so much to do. Wings need to be completed, a frame needs to be designed and built, a cloak needs to be designed and created and he needs some sort of scythe.
Crypt Over-haul - I was really happy with our crypt the past two years. I love the design, but it was built and then re-built in haste, so it was not efficient to put together. Also, the wood started buckling and the pieces weren't fitting together so well anymore. We pitched a lot of it last year when we tore it down, so, this is one project that must get done.
Tombstones - A yard haunt can never have too many :) I'm looking for new designs and sizes. I found a bunch of neat ones on line today and I already have names to put on them. Just need to get MORE foam.
Entryway and Sign - This is not something that is vital, but we feel that it's time to upgrade. The old 2nd Street Cemetery sign was the first thing that I ever carved out of foam... and it was that white pilly stuff. YUCK. My technique has come a LONG way since then and I have access to better building material, so I want another shot at it :) The Count is not happy with our old arbor that we currently use as an entryway/gate to the cemetery. So, his ambition is to build something more suiting.
YIKES. Ambitious? Sure. Impossible? NAHHHHH! (At least, I hope not)
Oh, you want more? Well, here ya go:
Ground Breaking Crypt: The Count came up with this one. He wants it to go in our ditch.
New Stained Glass Windows: I'm ready for a new design. I think that I found one that will make rectangle windows look more like Gothic stained glass windows. I know this project is tedious, but it is a tremendous effect in the cemetery.
Lady Ghost: She was going to be our Pepper's ghost last year, but it was a very last minute project. There's not much to do to her, so I want to get her completed and out in the yard.
Ok, that's it, I think... geez. Did I mention that we're having our 5th Wedding Anniversary party in the middle of all of this??? Which also includes a formal photo shoot in our cemetery, in our "Newly Dead" attire? HAHAHAHAHA (manic laugh). Yes, I've lost it :)
Oh well, at least I won't be bored for the next 96 days :)
- The Insane, Over-Achieving Countess