This is Georgia. She has an engaging personality. We finished a job on Georgia's house this week. It took way too long. Another one of those, "things that didn't go as planned." Moving forward, we gained a lot of knowledge.
When I was a child, my mother made all sorts of Halloween costumes for me. I remember helping her paper maiche' a rubber punching balloon to create the base structure of an immense globe-like Porky Pig mask, which I wore with a tiny sailor's outfit. I couldn't figure out why everyone was laughing at me, tights an' all. A few years later she had a friend manufacture a black cape with a red hem and with a pair of red leotard and a felt emblem, I became the Greatest American Hero. Some of us remember that show, basically unwatchable now, but, I was so innocent then.
This year was the first Halloween in my new home in Somersworth, NH. It was also the first in many for which I expected Trick or Treaters. I only had a hand full of them. I guess I didn't really decorate enough and cautious parents probably steered their kids around my yard. I left the door open and a plasti pumpkin on the threshold. That probably made my house legitimately creepy. I want to give recognition to my favorite costume that came to my door, Darth Spiderman. This one showed a depth and creativity unrivaled among his peers. Second place would be to the little girl who said she was a Dark Angel, despite not really wearing any outward signs of having ever had wings. Oh, but maybe she meant the early 2000's cyberpunk show. I'm almost too old.
I didn't take the time to wear my Giant Pink Bunny costume this year. Last worn as a tux to a wedding where I served as best man. I've had a busy year, but, it hasn't included nearly enough troublemaking. Perhaps adulthood is settling in. I like to think it's just a passing spell, like a cold.
This is the culmination of phase two in the home of Georgia the Border Collie. Phase one included all the ceiling work and the merging of spaces by removing an old wall. Phase two was the concrete floor and steps. Phase three will be the kitchen and tile of the upper level. We are on hold until further notice. After a shaky go at phase two(which took way too long) and a pregnant homeowner, we have all agreed to take a rest.
The above shot shows Georgia's home when I first saw it, complete with blurry camera effect to show that it is a historical perspective piece, obviously shot with an old Polaroid.