Monday, October 22, 2012
So, when Rebekah and I bought the house we did in May, we had heard stories of Halloween. Apparently our neighborhood welcomes an average of 4,000 trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. Our subdivision is an old, unique Victorian style neighborhood. All of the homes have their own features about them which is what drew us to this neighborhood. It seems that a lot of our neighbors really dress their homes up for Halloween. They have just started decorating this week with different types of props, coffins, ghosts, fencing, and even one house is turning their separate garage into a haunted house. It is going to be pure craziness!
Rebekah and I went to this store called 5 below. It is pretty new in Atlanta and we loved it! It had a lot of Halloween decorations for pretty cheap. We got 4 tombstones, some fencing, and 4 sets of lights and it was about 50 bucks. I did not think this was too bad, however it was certainly not something we budgeted for. We will wait until after Halloween and stock up on the decorations that have huge mark downs. However, this is not the expensive part. Finding a way to buy 4,000 single pieces of candy will be! We talked to several neighbors about their candy purchasing and most say they spend between $250 and $400 on candy!! I was like are you serious?! Heck no! I will never do that. I will give these kids Ritz crackers and beans before I spend that much on candy. They were not even buying the good stuff like Snickers and Twix. They were buying the generic stuff with hard candies and candy corn. If you guys know of any place to buy some cheap candy, I would be appreciative. We have heard of this website online called Candy Warehouse that supposedly has a good deal. If all else fails, we will head to Costco and get it there, but I really do not want to spend a lot of money on this.
Dryer update...we sort of have it fixed. We have to buy something called a dryer box...it was only $30. I hope this is going to work. If not, we are going to have to cut in through our guest bedroom's closet. That sounds way more expensive. Right now, we are only $80 in the hole for this. We paid our contractor $50 for what he had done so far. We are waiting on the dryer box to come in and we will hopefully be all set.
We are also selling an old mattress for $600 on Wednesday! Woo hoo! Maybe I should use this money for the Halloween candy...Argh!!!
Hope you all have a great week!