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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Meridian, Idaho Property Values Plummet!

It's the time of year again where I lose whatever sense of dignity I might have and populate my lawn with tacky holiday decorations. During Christmas, I unfortunately can't compete with a few neighborhood houses when it comes to gaudily dressing up one's yard, but during Halloween I'm at the top of the heap. I improved upon last year's effort by adding a couple more inflatables, thusly:

As you can see, I've matched my achievement during the Christmas season of two years ago by "purr"-fecting the methodology to mount a roof inflatable -- still unmatched in the neighborhood. The black cat on the roof ended up exceeding my wildest expectations; it looks really, really good. I can't wait to see it at night, since its eyes light up.

I still have to string up some border lights, but other than that I'd say I'm ready for Halloween!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like the cat is standing ready to pounce on the horse down below. Joel, I'd suggest taking a picture of the cat this evening with his eyes lit up (can you say, Running Lights On?)..Lol. Something tells me your efforts in exterior illumination won't go unnoticed.

Very cool set up you have hear.

10/10/2009 5:11 PM

Anonymous ex-ET nuke said...

Excellent work as always Joel. And I concurr with Widgethead, the cat looks great! Keep up the good work!

10/10/2009 7:51 PM

Blogger kwicslvr said...

Looks good Joel. I like that cat! I might have to find me one.

10/11/2009 8:39 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done sir. The Sweetie and I might have to trail over your way and take a look at the kittie in person. Tastefully done Halloween decorations are much sparser than Christmas...


10/11/2009 7:26 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like we're seeing a coup d'etat as regards submarine leadership: now skimmer lieutenants are coming to submarines...???

What in the world is going on inside the Navy, or what's left of it...???

10/12/2009 8:53 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joel Great work on the decorations, but I am wondering where the inflatable Sub is?

10/12/2009 9:03 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

“You’d have to get at least a small cadre of female chiefs or first-class petty officers, and those, of course, would have to come from other parts of the Navy initially,” Donnelly said. “Then they would have to have sufficient time to qualify in submarines in order to have, I think, the credibility as leaders on the ship, and that takes some time.”

Ya think?

10/12/2009 9:14 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what this women on subs issue tells me? It simply must be the case that combat readiness is not an all. And notice that no one in uniform is bringing it up.

So, and I'm saying this in all honesty and sincerity, at the highest levels of the Navy and military, we're (the submarine force) just not in the fight these days.

Effectively, this, right now, is peacetime for the submarine force. On a national scale, there's not even a declared war to stand down who's to say "the war" isn't over?

That's all actually very good news.

10/12/2009 9:28 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did you get the cat? I love it!

10/12/2009 6:10 PM

Blogger T.J. said...

You can take the retired guy out of Navy Housing, but you can't take the Navy Housing out of the retired guy.

10/12/2009 7:07 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

Stop by anytime!

10/12/2009 10:17 PM

Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

That pirate boat looks as if it might actually float. Hmmm!

10/13/2009 7:43 AM

Anonymous Veemann said...

What a tasteless and tacky setup. I love it! I would suggest one small improvement - an impaled troll - and then I think your Halloween display would be complete.

10/13/2009 5:52 PM

Blogger John Rudolph said...

Nice house and nice blog you have here.

10/13/2009 9:12 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


When Christmas decoration time comes why don't you augment your decoration quantity by using the Halloween decorations as well. If done artfully and tastefully, the Halloween inflatables could blend in with the snowmen/Santa inflatables. And if gaudy is your goal, you'd succeed.

Just think how many passers by would snivvel at your lack of conformity.

Just thinking outside the box.


10/14/2009 11:14 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thats the stupiddest idea i've ever herd of. Why would someone mix halloween decorations with christmas decorations?

And by the way, you all are envited to come see my christmas decorations in December. I live in New Hampshire right next to the Wal Mart where I get most of my companionship other than my older sister.Give a honk when you pass buy and i'll envite you in for some eggnogg.

Mike Mulligan

10/14/2009 11:31 AM


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