Halloween Tally and Float Update

October 31, 2013

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Well, at the time of this writing I’m just about ready to turn out the lights. So far there have been 104 Trick-or Treaters ringing our bell. I bought two 48-count containers of Laffy Taffy ropes, but when I opened them to sample one, it was hard! I was worried about hurting a tooth, but it was too late to go buy more. So every kid who trick-or-treated here got the super-fun speech of, “These are strangely hard. DON’T bite into it when you get home. Break it up in little pieces and suck on them.” Nothing but Halloween joy coming from this house. (I had to send Lloyd out for extra candy anyway, so that could have been avoided. Sorry, children.)

In case you’re wondering how our not-made-of-paper loft is coming along, you can check our Facebook Album. The school-age kids are helping with this, and yes, they are doing 90% of the work. So far we have completed the base, except for adding the wheels. While this is very good for character building, it is going sooo. slowly. The other day I spent nearly an hour and a half working with them and we managed to get four boards cut. (deep breath) That’s ok – it’s character building and they will have ownership for it. (deep breath)

Today I rushed things along. I needed to leave work shortly after five so I could drag the Halloween decorations out, so I did quite a bit by myself, and let them help with the final drilling. As a result, the roof ‘skeleton’ is actually done, instead of taking two weeks. Tomorrow – we make the wall posts!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “Halloween Tally and Float Update”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I had no trick-or-treaters last night, but I wasn’t home until after 7, so maybe they had already tried knocking. More candy for me!

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  2. Kris Said on:

    We were planning for about 100, but it was raining the whole time, so we ended up with only 31. Fortunately, I had purposely bought candy that I hate, so at least I won’t be downing 69 servings of candy today:)

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  3. Deborah Said on:

    Sorry about your rain. It was a perfect evening here. I didn’t keep count, but I had a lot. And I saw the cutest batman ever!

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  4. Lauren's mom Said on:

    We had one lonely trick-or-treater here, -- Alice in Wonderland with long yellow braids. She looked cold. Now I have a bag of Snickers which I won’t eat. (Dad will!) and Kit Kat bars…etc.

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  5. Peggy Said on:

    I can’t wait to see the finished float! It’s so exciting! And way to go getting the girls involved with tools. If only I would have had a float to build in my youth.

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  6. Kristi Said on:

    17 kids rang our doorbell. We gave out hot chocolate and glow-in-the-dark bracelets. Details here: http://kleckmusic.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/its-a-zoo-around-here/

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