Saturday, November 03, 2007

Halloween is over

We took it all down today. It is always such a sad day. The yard looks so empty. Thanks to Levi, Andy, Dan, Elissa, Nick, Matt, Lisa, Tony, and Jen. You guys ROCK!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Happy Halloween

Another halloween over so soon. We closed the road and the Milwaukie Police Cadets had 2 cars at each roadblock. The street was empty of cars but at the highpoint of the evening there must have been 200 people in the street. One neighbor said in the 18yrs he has lived here he has never seen so many people in the street.

The MHS Dancers had a blast performing every 20 minutes or so and then "creeping" around the fence giving everyone the willies.

A couple of hearses from Portland Crusiers came by and parked on the street for a while. That attracted a lot of attention.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Another GREAT Halloween Party

The best party we have had so far. I think everyone had a great time. I know I sure did. The costumes were awsome as usual.

Friday, October 26, 2007

The Bishop Party

We attended the Bishop's halloween party in our costumes. They had a great spread of food and snacks. They did a cool cake with a photo of the beware mud guy. I had several "black" vodka drinks that later moved Macy to buy us a bottle as a gift.

We're on the news

KOIN 6 News called today and asked if they could shoot their remote weather for the news in our display. They setup about 4pm and filmed from 5-6:30pm. We had a huge turnout on Friday night.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

PDX 49 filming

Chloe and Darci came by and filmed some stuff for their Entertainment Zone segment they do on PDX 49.

It will air on Tuesday October 30th at 6-7pm on channel 49.

Those two were a lot of fun. We had the dancers come over and do a quick routine and they got to be a part of the show.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Someone hand me a glove I feel like DANCING!

The open house this Sunday was a HUGE success. The Milwaukie High School Dance team did a FANTASTIC job performing their routine in the yard.

Thanks to Matt Huntley from Scream at the Beach, for doing makeup for all the dancers.

Thanks to everyone in our community who helped us raise money for the dance team.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

We have a new driver

Vern and Sue from FrightFest NortWest gave us a bucky to replace our stolen one. We bought a costume and tophat from the Spirit store. I installed him Saturday afternoon.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Pretty good first weekend

Other than the rain Sunday night and our hearse driver getting stolen it was a good first weekend. The pictures I have been posting these past few entries are all from Marci Brant who came over on Friday and Saturday and tooks some really cool photos of the display.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

The Graveyard was robbed!

The hearse driver we setup on friday and then adjusted on Saturday was stolen early Sunday Morning. The display ran until 11:30pm and we went in the house about 12am. We were up till 1:30am. So sometime in the middle of the night someone jumped the fence on the JCB side of the house and grabed the driver seat and all and ran off with him. Nothing else was taken and no damage was done to the hearse or anything else.

The driver had a tophat, tails coat, tuxedo shirt and pants. He was tie-wraped to a piece of 2" pink foam shapped as a seat and then wraped in Faux leather. The seat was just sitting on the hearse and we had a couple of screws through his toes to hold his feet in place. It would have been easy to grab him since he wasn't secured

Other than finding out about this this morning and talking to the police, Yesterday was a great day. We had lots of vistors and we got the rest of the details up and running.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Our First night running

I spent from noon on Friday until it started getting dark setting up. Chris Reid came over We ran the projections and had the fog going. Didn't get everything setup but had a bunch of it. Had vistors drive by all night. We shut down about 10:30.

Monday, October 01, 2007

We made it!

With a big crew on Saturday we setup the cathedral and graveyard in record time. We started at about 10am and finished about 7pm. We got all the hard stuff up before the rains on sunday. Although Sunday was wet we managed to get a few more things done before we finshed for the day. The lights are up so people can see the display at night.

Thanks to everyone that helped. We couldn't have done it without you.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Hearse is setup

We setup the hearse yesterday after we put the plexi-glass in the windows. We just have to get the driver setup.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Last work weekend

We made a list of what "had" to get done. We worked real hard all weekend and with a little help from some friends. We pretty much completed our list.

The guards for the alcoves turned out pretty good.

We (ok, Karen, Chris, and Jen) painted a LOT of stuff black.

The new mud men turned out nice.

We finished a few things for the Bishops (thanks Preston for our Hearse Frame, brackets, and tombstone templates).

But the best part was that we FINISHED the Hearse! We have to put the plexiglass in and set it on its frame but the detailing is done.

Monday, September 17, 2007

More projects

We worked hard this weekend on several different projects. Mostly getting all the painting done. We also made some progress on the Frieze pieces. Had a bunch of help on Sunday with Jeannie, Tim, Ruby, Matt and Lisa stopping by.

We worked on finishing the mud men and the monuments.

We created some painted boards and a beloved monument for the Bishops.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Halloween 2007 is coming!

Whether we want it to or not. Put the sign up after the big 3 day weekend.

Guess that means we have to setup now.

We are going to be on FearNet

We had a film crew come by on Tuesday afternoon to interview us and our crew. Our display has been chosen by the horror movie on-demand website for Comcast. They are doing a series on home haunters for the Halloween season in October. I think the segments will be available on their website next month?

We will let you know more when we do.