Thursday, November 01, 2007

Trick or Treat?

For Halloween, we celebrated at the home of a very pregnant ladybug:

Or , as one of her coworkers put it, lady beetle. She said she kind of walked out halfway through the entomological lecture. (Her antennae were tired, but they are up there.)
Dr. Grandcarrot was there. So was his daddy-the-referee. Mom was a rather glamorous witch, but she'd had it with the hat by the time the camera came out to play.
There was an interesting person waiting outside for the trick-or-treaters. I wish I had been able to capture all of the decor, but, well, it was dark out there. Daddy-to-be Ladybug loves to decorate on Halloween and has a great assortment of props. There's a little pirate guy, and a skull that rotates, and a sound system to play chilling music, as well as an air gun that blasts loud noises. It's remotely operated, though, so the littlest kids don't get it.
The Lollipop Guild checks out the scene. They were rather tired, and really really sick of posing for pictures, so these were the best ones I got.

Three adorable little boys in cute costumes, plus pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream--what more could you ask for on Halloween?

Now for some treats:
the garage door is in!

The mechanism that makes it go up and down. Yes, that is an orange extension cord. Right now, I have a choice of raising/lowering the garage door or using my laundry equipment. This will be corrected next week, when I get a return visit from the House Medic.
I wish I could say the cobwebs are just atmosphere for Halloween, but they're not. How does one dust the rafters in one's grungy garage anyway?
The boxes on the rack? That's part of the glass collection, and all needs to be repackaged. Fun days ahead!
Garage door from inside. It lets in a lot of light, which is what I was hoping for.
It also will keep out the critters, which will be even better.

And, lastly, from outside. Next week, the framing will get painted--or at least primed--so it will be ready for winter. It will be interesting to see how the new driveway handles the rainy season, always assuming that we get rain. We need it badly, but of course it will also cause problems in the burned areas, so if and when it comes, it will be a mixed blessing.

So, that's the news from here for today. Sorry for the lack of knit content--hopefully, the needles will come out tonight. I've got a project that is approaching FO status, and I have to block my square.

Meantime, I hope you're enjoying All Hallows Day, and here's to a good Dia de los Muertos for tomorrow!


Sheepish Annie said...

What great pictures! Those little kids (and the bigger ones) are just adorable!

Congrats on the new garage door. It's a stunner!!!

mary said...

You have the best family parties! What fun, esp. Dr. Carrot. That garage door is a lovely sight to behold. Hurray for you and an almost empty garage.

Romi said...

Great pictures! Thank you for sharing them. :)

Junieann said...

Great pictures as is normal for you. Love the new garage door. Looks like the kids, house and Carrot and all doing well. When you repack the glass, maybe you could do some pictures so we could see Bob's collection.

I don't envy the work, but I envy your results!

Madge said...

Yay! The garage door is IN. Woot!

And Halloween with Dr. G and the gang looks to have been a hoot.