Why You Can’t Buy This Halloween Decoration
And the answer was "NO!" What was the question? The question was "can we get this and put it in the front yard for Halloween?" Every year I try to have fun decorating for Halloween but the last few years my creativity has been weak and my timing bad. In years past I have built tombstones for the yard and hung skeletons from trees. Lately I am lucky to get a pumpkin carved by October 30th. Although last year I was ahead of the game. Actually to ahead my pumpkin rotted well before the trick or treaters arrived.
So why have I been denied and oversized blow up Halloween decoration for my front yard? Turns out there are a few good reasons.
1 - THE DOG - My dog barks at anything and everything that moves in the yard. Putting up a giant blow up skeleton would definitely result it a lot of barking. She is also not the type to adjust to big noise things that move randomly in the wind.
2 - THE LANDSCAPER - He has enough trouble with the junk I leave in his way on a weekly basis. Adding a giant inflatable skeleton that has to be tied down could result in him leaving me off his list next summer and I can have that, he is the best.
3 - THE SPACE - I know you are saying you have a landscaper mow your yard, you obviously have enough space or you are really lazy. Turns out it isn't really a space issue as much as a slant issue. I should rephrase this reason to "not enough flat" space.
So there you have it a few good reasons and honestly there are probably a few more. Like the cost. It is over $100 that could be put to better use and the cost to run these things. I don't know how much electric it actually uses but after running the fans all summer I am looking forward to a smaller Central Hudson bill not a bigger one.
So halloween will have to be low tech this year. A few pumpkins with candles and maybe a tombstone or two if I can find them in the garage. Of course I won't stop going in to Lowes to look at it and to imagine how awesome it would look in the middle of my slanted yard.