I’m always reminded of Halloween, everytime I go to the HQ building at work.  They have portraits of all the past comptrollers up on the wall, and this one fellows portrait has always struck me as something you’d see in the Haunted Mansion.

His eyes just have that haunted look… I can imagine them following me around the room, or perhaps the whole portrait aging to reveal skeletal remains.

It’s been a while since I’ve had a real yard so I didn’t have much in the way of decorations.  I fixed that with a $150 trip to a Party City and another $150 on a fogger and I’m very happy with the end result.

The fogger was a particular success, with kids stopping in front of the house, pointing at the boiling cauldron.  We got lots of comments from the neighbors about how good our decorations looked.  I can’t wait to add to them next year!

The one thing that I did have some problems with were my cobwebs.  When I originally put them up they looked fantastic.  But then we got a windstorm which blew and twirled the cotton strands until they twisted themselves around and slowly turned to thread which did not look nearly as convincing as what I had first put out.