Friday, October 22, 2010

the sign is up...

We  finally broke ground.  The post is up, the crow is perched and we are ready to host the night's deadliest affair.  If only it were that easy...

Mr. Raven was sitting in Shoppers Drug Mart (thank you to C's Ma) amongst 5 broken friends...so I really hope he holds up. 

I made the mistake of asking the oh not so cheerful lady at the counter for a bag for him...she looked at me like I was crazy, gave me a slight eyeroll, then huffed and said "well we charge 5 cents for that you know".  Nice...but no bother, my spirits are up...I've got my crow : ).  

With excitement high, I'm in the garage with a very heavy drill, the crow, and a giant spider in one hand and three sharp pointy screws in the other.  The phone rings while I'm about to move my bike so I can get to the ladder.  I put the phone in the crook of my neck.  The bike falls and is twisting my hand and the screws are also now digging into my palm.  Little screeching into the phone...  I get the bike settled, open my hand and drop all the screws...ahhhh feels good.  Still talking, I remove the ladder from it's place and it heads right for my right eye.  Urgh...how bout I hang up now?  can anything else go wrong? 

The wind was blowing and the air chilled.  But I have to share this with my bloggy friends, even though I always feel like a nerd taking pictures in front of my house...I wonder what the neighbours think, oh look there's that crazy Stacey out there again taking pictures, just what is she taking pictures of anyway and for what?? 

Anywho, I get inside with my hot chocolate to download my photos....what... NO CARD in my camera that whole time!  and now my photo editing software keeps saying there is an error and won't even let me open the program! 


I've linked this post to The DIY Show Off: Fall Festival


  1. Sounds like not much else could have gone wrong in the process (lol!) but your finished product sure looks fantastic!! I love the look of your sign in your beautiful garden!

    Don't worry, my neighbours think I'm a crazy picture-taking lady, too. ;)

  2. I think your neighbors would be out there taking pictures of it-it is just so pretty!

    Have a good weekend,


  3. AMAZING! you never fail to amaze me with your creativeness! a job well done! xx

  4. It looks really great! I would have given up after the screws went into my hand, way to push past the pain! :) What we do for the sake of creativity! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Hi Stacey,
    When I started reading your post, I thought... she's having a good time decorating for Halloween this year.... until I kept reading. It sounds like you were having one of those days where anything that can go wrong does go wrong! At least it was all worth it, because your Halloween decorations look great! Love the sign, and your crow looks perfect perched above it.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    ~ Jo :)

  6. Hi Stacey! It was worth the trouble because it's awesome! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and story in the DIY Fall Festival! ;)

    It's nice to "meet" you!



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