This weekend broke me. I braved the crowds of Home Depot, Walmart, Target, Spirit Halloween and many different dollar stores in search of Halloween decorations. Since this may be my only suburban Halloween, Ms. Melinda and I decided to go all out. Mr. Melinda had college football and pro-football to watch so he didn't even notice that we were gone most of the weekend.
We shopped until we dropped and now we have all the things. There are orange fairy lights, skulls with glowing eyes, black-and-purple tinsel, fake spiderwebs, fog machines (plural) and a grinning motion-activate grim reaper with a really creepy laugh who has been affectionately nicknamed "Chuckles".