Three weeks ago was too early. That’s when the first Fall and Halloween decorations started popping up in various neighborhoods. Ghosts, goblins, bales of hay and pumpkins were suddenly in full regalia. It wasn’t even the first of October for goodness sakes! Too early.
Three weeks later, the time is right. The leaves are changing, football season is in its stride, the nights are clear and crisp. The time is right.
About 45 minutes after deciding the Time is Right, everything had been pulled out or gathered and mostly put together. Truth in crafting here: saw the parking quote somewhere on the web, but did make my own version. After printing the entire quote on regular white paper, I poured a half a cup of strong instant coffee into a 9 x 12 pan. Next, the paper was put into the brew, letting it sit a few minutes to give it just the right patina. A piece of scrap wood was salvaged from the ashes of the cold bonfire, proving to be the perfect background. Other chores occupied the time until the paper was dry enough to handle. After tearing the paper edges to fit the space, a little Modpodge magic produced the finished product. As you can see, someone has already violated the rules….