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the Warm, the Cold and the Snowy

Post 1

MurrayBostHenson

There is a saying in the Northeast USA: "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute". Now while this is not usually literally true, this weekend was a perfect example of the spirit of this saying. Let me preface this, my everlasting gobstoppers, by saying that this weekend was the annual Haunted House for the local Boy's and Girl's club. My family volunteers every year; my fiancé does the makeup, I am a tour guide "http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:AQa6QaVXOesJ:www.southofboston.com/++patriot+ledger+eric+leishman&hl=en", and my step-daughter does random things throughout (this year she was running through a graveyard, screaming :)) So let me give you a day by day account, let you into my experience to run amuck unchecked. Thursday - this is the dress rehearsal, and VIP night. We of course don't tell the VIP's that this is a dress rehearsal, we just do the best we can and see what works, which thing fits like a whatsit into one of those other things. It is a beautiful night, high 40's to low 50's (for all of my "foreign" compatriots I apologize, I have not been properly trained in the use of metric, and have heard it can cause problems if used incorrectly), and we have a dozen or so groups; everything is timed and tried, we are ready. Friday - Subtle changes have been made, things go smoothly. If you are holding your breath waiting for the but, you may breathe easily. In fact it went very well, we raised about $6000; of course that’s before expenses, but it should still be a good chunk of change for the club. I mention this day not only to say we did some good, but also to say the temp was decidedly colder, mid to upper 30's and cloudy. Actually it was rather good weather for a Haunted House, quite ominous Saturday – Closed for snow! Yes, you heard me right, snow; quite the storm in fact. The decision was made about 2:00 that it was little to no use trying to hold a function outdoors – did I mention the whole thing is outdoors? Fire issues and all. So my fiancé did up about 4 of us (herself included) and we went to the local costume contest, where I placed 4th; I shant speak of this again. Sunday – rain (snow?!) date. I attend to my contractual guarding duties, and show up about 30min after it officially starts; to quite the crowd! Things are in full swing and I can’t wait to dive into the fray. Once again things go wonderfully, and I scare many a small child half out of their wits, of course all in good fun . And once again, I only mention it to say the weather couldn’t have been more different, mid to upper 50’s! So now, after a quick interlude to say that, first: I havn't heard what the final 2 day total is yet and, second: today it was almost 70!!! I leave you with what I hope is a small glimpse into New England life, as well as the things one man had to go through to do a little good. At least I survived to volunteer another year Murray


the Warm, the Cold and the Snowy

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fundamentallyflawed

Sounds so exciting! But snow already? Blech!smiley - hangover


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Post 3

MurrayBostHenson

I agree, which is kida why I made the point...welcome to New England smiley - yikes


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Post 4

fundamentallyflawed

That is no good!smiley - groan It's been pretty cold here, but no snow yet thankfully.


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Post 5

MurrayBostHenson

location, location, location smiley - winkeye
This area gets smiley - weird weather because we're stuck between the ocean and mountains


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Post 6

fundamentallyflawed

Sounds like a nice area at leastsmiley - smiley


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Post 7

MurrayBostHenson

Oh it is, quite nice in fact, as long as you like trees smiley - winkeye

Of course this is where I grew up, so I'm a bit bias


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Post 8

fundamentallyflawed

Trees are nicesmiley - biggrin


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Post 9

MurrayBostHenson

yah, nice....definitely nice, definitely green and barky, yah......smiley - winkeye


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Post 10

fundamentallyflawed

And shadysmiley - biggrin


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Post 11

MurrayBostHenson

hey, who are you to call a tree shady!
I'm sure its reputation is impecable smiley - biggrin

Dadumdum - ching


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Post 12

fundamentallyflawed

smiley - laughCleversmiley - winkeye


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Post 13

oracle_of_hi-fi

^
(...start the Ennio Morricone music)

I have two things to say old friend, first congratulations to all of you guys for doing such charitable work. You should all be very proud of yourselves. Second as good as the online version of the photo is I liked the one in the newspaper better, it looked much creepier in black and white. Your good lady did a spectacular job on the makeup.smiley - ok I will end there as all of this being nice stuff is giving me a headache.


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