Something Loud and Hydraulic

On any given day, your old pal Spook gets a kaiser’s haul of email.

Or, at least, he did a few weeks back when Halloween was in full swing and everyone wanted to dance. But when the sock hop is over, you’d better already have a ride home because at some point you’re going to realize that you’re the only one left out in the middle of the gymnasium dance floor.

The music still plays, but the DJ left an hour ago and now it’s just you. Slowly turning. Bit by bit, tattered crepe paper tangles itself around your ankles. A few half deflated balloons that have lost their shine bob drunkenly in the lowering candlelight.

Okay, okay. Just kidding. We don’t deny that maybe some of us get that “prom’s over, where’d my date go?” feeling for a few days after Halloween, but anyone who’s still in mourning halfway to Thanksgiving probably should look for a good counselor. Or a quack who’ll prescribe something to help pass the time until Spring.

Luckily, we’ve been too busy with other outside projects to really notice how many days have passed recently without a lick of sunlight, or the growing weight of all those soggy leaves in the front yard. You know they get heavier with every passing drizzling day. Pressing down. Smothering. Flattening. Aack! Where’s my rake? Get me a front loader and a pickup truck!

(Cough) As I was saying, we’ve been off and about, moonlighting on other things. But we still get a letter or two, and for the helpful folks who continue to remind me that I haven’t posted any new pictures, I hear you. I’m devoting a good part of the weekend to making gallery updates, project updates, and a few other odds and ends. Right now, I’m off to rent something loud and hydraulic.

6 Responses to “Something Loud and Hydraulic”

  1. Funny I was just feeling that way when your post popped up.

  2. Hey, can you ship the loud, hydraulic thing out here to Northern California? I gotta pull out the pumpkin patch and get the soil turned for the roses we’re planting in Spring, and we’re on about 7000 different types of rock!
    Can’t wait for the pics, Spook! I know they’re gonna rock!

  3. Sounds like fun…. loud and hydraulic.

  4. I didn’t leave the dance; I was just out in the parking lot for a little while ;) I’m at the point where once I get the last few props put away in the attic I’ll finally have the room to start building new stuff!

    I can’t wait to see your pictures.

  5. I guess that I’ll be looking for the loud and hydraulic also once the rain stops also but then again they are calling for possible snow for our area. Maybe I’ll be motivated to put the costumes and a few other items in the attic when I have to get out the heavy sweaters.

  6. I was just about to take mine back out