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Every Neighborhood Has One, This Halloween It's ME!

 

Halloween in Lost CreekAustin, Texas is really in to Halloween and frankly it's one of the biggest holidays because we do take the moniker "Keep Austin Weird" very seriously! I have lived in the Lost Creek Neighborhood here in Austin for almost sixteen years and we are no different. Situated in the Eanes School District we have a large population of children of all ages so there is usually a good crowd of "Trick or Treaters" of all ages out haunting the night beginning around dusk and continuing to the wee hours or whenever the candy finally runs out! Halloween is a fun and silly time but it's always good to be careful and here is a site with some excellent tips

safety tips from injuryboard.com

When our children were younger, my wife and I would take turns accompanying the kids around the neighborhood or staying at home to dish out the candy to the assorted goblins, ghouls, super heroes, tinker bells etc. For many years a neighbor who lived a few houses down installed a stuffed scare crow in a rocking chair with a large bowl of candy and other goodies. Bathed in a dim and spooky light, it was innocent but still a bit scary. The first year we approached the porch with some trepidation and my children carefully reached in to the bowl and scooped up some treats. Walking away to the next house, we passed a group of older kids heading up to the porch and just as we were about to knock at the house next door, we heard the group of teens all scream in unison. Puzzled...yes, but we were on a candy gathering mission so we moved on and thought nothing of it.

A year goes by and for some reason I get Trick or Treat patrol duty again so we head out together in the early evening to begin the annual romp through Lost Creek. Once again, we approach the house with the scare crow but this year both of my children are hesitant and stand at the edge of the porch carefully eyeing the bowl of candy. I finally tell them we need to get a move on because we still have a number of houses to haunt. Neither of them budge. Exasperated, I step on to the porch and reach into the bowl. All of a sudden, the scare crow grabs my hand and I am so startled that I want to scream. Here is the worst part, have you ever been scared and when your mouth opens to shriek, the only thing that comes out is a pathetic squeal? Well, that was me..and my children also screamed and then began howling with laughter. The scare crow also started cackling and eventually I did too.

A few years ago, this mischievous neighbor moved out of the area so I decided to take up the challenge. Last year I dug around in our garage and found the all time creepiest mask ever, some very large clothes, pillows for stuffing, gloves and a large sombrero. I did an excellent job of looking like an inanimate object(for those who know me, this was a herculean task). I planted myself in a lawn chair and strung some colored lights around and waited. The outfit was so creepy that I had to badger convince my daughter to join me in a chair and read a book posing as someone who was there to make sure everyone got a fair share of the candy. The outfit was so creepy that EVERYONE who walked up did so with caution! I have to say that I was very responsible and did not move a muscle when the little ones accompanied by parents approached.

Each and every group of visitors asked, "Is that real, is someone in there?" My daughter was a pro and said nothing but would also whisper the status of the groups so that I would know whether to stay perfectly still or if I could, at the right moment, scare our guests. Towards the end of the evening it got to be a lot of fun because by then it was mostly teens. My daughter knew many of them and I have to tell you took great pleasure in watching then scream as I would suddenly come to life and scare the beejeebers out of them!

This week, my wife asked me if we were going to be doing the stuffed sombrero routine again and I said yes! After all, there are some new kids on the block and there are some that were too young to scare last year so it will be their turn now. And of course, there are all of those parents I let slide, who will see the scary candy clown and still think I am just a stuffed prop! She just laughed and told me that she will be taking her place beside me as the innocent candy monitor this year. We might even set up a video camera for some interesting clips. Whatever you do this year, please remember to:

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Russell and his disappointed friend

It's the day AFTER Halloween and at the Lewis house, the Scary Clown is bummed and starting to grouse!

Yes, due to any number of circumstances we sadly only had three groups of "trick-o-treaters" (and all too young to frighten) Soooooo....it's back to the garage with our frightening friend and another year before I will have to sit still again! I guess we will have to eat all the candy ourselves...

 

 

 

 

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89 commentsRussell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI • November 01 2009 01:42PM

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Russell: This sounds like great fun!  I have always wanted to do something like this, but never had the time.  I would LOVE to see video clips. 

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker (Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 1 year ago

We might even set up a video camera for some interesting clips.

You should definitely do it!

Posted by Bruce Brockmeier - Coached By Crouch (Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS®) about 1 year ago

Russell, you are too scary in that clown costume and I am sure you got the best of many of the trick or treaters! This year will be no exception and I look forward to the video!!!

Happy Halloween!

Posted by Caren Wallace-Portage Lakes Real Estate Agent (Stouffer Realty, Akron, Ohio) about 1 year ago

You have to do it!!! ...sounds like fun!

Have a great Halloween!

Posted by Chad Elliot - ElkRiverHomes.com (Keller Williams Integrity Northwest - The Hennepin Group) about 1 year ago

That is hilarious!  You have got to get the video camera rolling!  I wonder if I could talk my husband into doing this?

Posted by Ann Allen ~ SRES ASP e-PRO REALTOR® ~ Birmingham Alabama Luxury Homes (Keller Williams Realty) about 1 year ago

This sounds like a blast! I love Halloween. Dressing up and decorating are fun. I will have to visit your street to see the spooky get up!

;)

 

Posted by Betina Foreman-Serving Lake Travis, Lake Austin and the greater Austin area! ((512)771-6318 Prospect Real Estate Solutions, LLC) about 1 year ago

Chris Ann As you already know, I do have a mischievous streak and my wife and friends just egg me on...

Bruce Oh, I guess I will have t do that and maybe have a follow up post! Too funny!

Caren I am very careful to not frighten the little ones but have a blast scaring the older kids!!

Chad Well I guess I will have to make sure and put the clips together for a post Halloween post! Thanks for stopping by!

Ann This is very funny because now my wife will have extra duty, running the camera while looking innocent! And you should definitely get your husband in on the act!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Hey Betina There is so much going on in Austin this Halloween, it's hard to decide what to do! Have a great weekend!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Oh I cant wait to hear the followup post !

Fun stuff my man !

Posted by Sheldon Neal ~ That British Agent ~ Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) about 1 year ago

Russell - After having finally connected with you over the phone (despite my phone's desire to not let it happen), I can totally see you doing this.  Your slightly warped sense of humor is prefectly inline with an idea like this and I love it!  Hope you go get some video clips, you know there will be plenty of us to watch them.

Great talking the other day.  Your messages are still on my phone.  You had me completely fooled.

Posted by Matt Stigliano (RE/MAX Access (210) 646-HOME) about 1 year ago

Ha Ha Ha! I know both of you will have a great time together and YES, I will help you edit the clips if you use your new camera! You really do need to practice more often anyway!

Posted by Mattie Lewis (AvenueOne Properties) about 1 year ago

That's great.  It's nice to see that YOU really get into the Halloween spirit.  Many guys on our street will be following your lead tonight by dressing-up in all manner of garb, guaranteed to scare the pants off every little trick-r-treater.  Have fun.

Posted by Tom Boos (Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living) about 1 year ago

Wonderful! I love Halloween...I'm already at the office and around our shopping center there are workers running around in costume.

Safe Halloween to all!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman HAWAII Real Estate & Relocations (Century 21 Liberty Homes) about 1 year ago

Sheldon your picture is cracking me up! I guess I will have to use the video camera and see what happens!

Matt I thoroughly enjoyed our visit and look forward to more, as far as those "prank" calls thanks for letting me off the hook so easily! Hope you have a great weekend my friend!

Mattie Thanks, I am going to set up the camera and I will need some help and a tutorial from you on editing! Have a good time this weekend!

Tom You might be surprised because Austin is one of those places where Halloween is enthusiastically and humorously supported! Have fun in your neighborhood too!

Sally Thanks for stopping by, it's great seeing you and I am glad to hear that things are starting early in your part of the world too! Happy Halloween!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Russell - I think teenagers who are still trick-or-treating fully deserve this.  That is a super-creepy costume!

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 1 year ago

And yes, I bet it's VERY difficult for you to remain still for long periods of time.  :)

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 1 year ago

Russell,

Very nice post. We all know that on some level, Austin is in permanent Halloween mode which is why I love to visit often.  I can't wait to stop by for some of your heavy handed scarin', but a word of caution because, as usual you won't recognize me and I'll be coming right back at ya'.

Liz King  

Posted by Liz King - about 1 year ago

Jason  you are so right..older teens trick or treat at their own risk around here! And I figured you would think the mask was creepy since you are not a fan of clowns!

Oh...and as a person who knows me well, keeping still is not my thing!

Liz How very nice to see you...Please drop by because we would BOTH have a great time!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Russell I fear for the "older" kids and any parents who have not fallen for this trick before! You are certainly blessed to have a wife who is not only tolerant of your mischievousness but actually eggs you on! Have a fun weekend!

Posted by Scott Harvey (AvenueOne Properties) about 1 year ago

You didnt tell me about this when you were here yesterday!!!  That's hilarious!  I had a guy with a chain saw pop out in a certain neighborhood that we always went to.....very SCARY!!  please send pics and/or the video =)

Posted by Jennifer Chide (Prominent Title) about 1 year ago

Im just commenting for the candy Russell promised! :)

Posted by Steven Baze (AvenueOne Properties Inc.,) about 1 year ago

Russell - great costume and I LOVE Halloween. Your story about squealing is hilarious. I hope you and your family have a great holiday!

Posted by Sharon Paxson Newport Beach Real Estate (Prudential California Realty, DRE License 01501912) about 1 year ago

I loved reading this post, Russell! it's so cool that you go easy on the little ones - and what great fun for you, your family, and the big kids that come calling!

Debi

Posted by Debi Boucher - "Realtor Showcase" Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) about 1 year ago

Looks like alot of fun.  I'm sure you all will have a great time.

Posted by Syreeta Saunders-Keys, MBA - The Keys2Day Team (Keller Williams Realty Centre) about 1 year ago

Russell - great clown costume!  The video camera is a great idea - will be watching for the video!

Posted by Lori Mode and Bruce Durham 916-230-0371 DRE License #00935148 and #00875356 (Keller Williams Realty) about 1 year ago

I have always wanted to do that.  You need to get their hearts going and show them they are not so tough.

Posted by Russ Ravary - Metro Detroit homes - Michigan Real estate & Mortgage info (Remerica Hometown One) about 1 year ago

Scott You are so right on all counts and it's nice to have a partner in crime!

Jennifer I hope to avoid any chainsaw wielding scary people this year and you do the same!!

Steven I will save you some for sure because I always keep a stash back for myself!

Sharon Thanks, I have to tell you that its funny what fear will do to a person's reaction! I was more than startled! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you and your family have fun this Halloween too!

Debi Thanks so much and of course I am nice to the little ones! But I probably take a little too much joy from scaring the dickens out of the others!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Thanks for dropping by everyone, I will return later to reply to the comments!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Russell - That sounds like lots of fun.  I can't wait to see the follow-up of the video clips.  Have a fun time scarying everybody tomorrow.

Posted by Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady", Brookville NY Real Estate Professional (Laffey Fine Homes, Licensed Associate Broker) about 1 year ago

Russell, This sounds like great fun!  I remember going to a haunted house with my daughters - and having "something" grab me by the leg!  I experienced that same soundless scream as you described--- I couldn't get out of there fast enough, dragging them both as they clung to me for protection HAHAHA!!  Happy Halloween, Russell!

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR ®, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell!  SO glad to see your post and your new face for Halloween!  I think you definitely should take over the challange and try sitting as still as you possibly can until JUST the perfect moment!  I do hope that your wife is able to capture some great shots for you to share here after the fun!

Happy Halloween!

Posted by Debe Maxwell - Search Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte NC Neighborhoods (Helen Adams Realty) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell, that was a fun read and it sounds like you are really into to the holiday. Have Fun Happy Halloween

Posted by San Diego Real Estate Voice authored by William Johnson GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) about 1 year ago

Russell, what a cool outfit. I'm jealous - especially with the Titan's blue hair. Happy Halloween ☺☺☺

Helping you live your American dream...

Posted by Michael Thornton - Nashville, TN area Home Inspector (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 1 year ago

Good morning all, it's such a nice cool day, I am out the door for a run and will return later to reply to the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Great Fun!!!  Strong supporting cast too!

Oh... by the way... When I grow up, can I have my picture beside my comments... or do I have to be a real Real Estate Agent?  Please advise...

Russell... u r the best!   Good Nite Austin Texas... wherever you are!

Posted by Rell about 1 year ago

Featured @ Club Chaos

Posted by C Tann-Starr (CarolynTannStarr.com TannStarr.net REMAX People Realty) about 1 year ago

Russell "The Love Muscle" Lewis - After reading the first part of the title of this post, I thought for sure it was going another avenue.  Thankfully, I was wrong.

I haven't dressed up on Halloween since the 'skirt incident' back in my seventh grade year of high school.  Though, at least back then I was pretty hairless.

I think what you are doing over there is freaking classic, man.  I consider your neighbors to be pretty darn lucky.

Posted by Jason Sardi, Pretty Fly for an Allentown Guy (None needed;)) about 1 year ago

It sounds like are still a kid at heart!  It is nice to forget our age sometimes.

Posted by Sybil Campbell REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Your REALTOR® in Williamsburg (Long and Foster, REALTORS®) about 1 year ago

Dear Russell,

I hope you post the video highlights on AR after the festivities! Have a spooktacular Halloween!

;)=

 

Posted by Betina Foreman-Serving Lake Travis, Lake Austin and the greater Austin area! ((512)771-6318 Prospect Real Estate Solutions, LLC) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell,

I think your costume is hilarious! What great fun but you must promisee to video!! We are going to be waiting to see your production! I think your neighbors are lucky to have you. My dad use to have a wonderful skelton mask and some years he would pop up behind a gravestone in our church grave yard with a flashlight under his chin as the kids walked by! Creeeeepy!! Boy did they jump and run screaming!! Have a happy Fun Halloween!!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard: Canyon Creek & NW Austin Living (Coldwell Banker United) about 1 year ago

Russell...

I'm romping around on AR handing out Halloweeny music :)

P.S. I loved this story and I bet you'll be good at freaking 'em out. Man. I wish I could be there for that!

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryant's Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) about 1 year ago

Russell - That's a good point.  I generally do find clowns to be creepy.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 1 year ago

Classic I love it! Do you have any videos of your events? You should post some!

Posted by Sean Jordan (One Percent Realty) about 1 year ago

Carolyn

Hoo HAA! Thanks for the feature in Club Chaos!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

This sounds like tons of fun!  I traveled extensively to Austin in my past career and have been there over Halloween.  You are right...keep Austin Weird is definitely serious business.  Have a great time!

Posted by Lisa Matykiewicz (United Brokers Group) about 1 year ago

TLW Thanks for the sound track, it's great music for reading this particular tale!!!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Russell,

I am sorry I won't be there to see you.  But it's hard to believe you can sit still for so long!!!  Have a Happy Halloween.

Posted by Susan Avant, Realtor (AvenueOne Properties) about 1 year ago

Oh, so YOU'RE that guy that creeps out the kids in the neighborhood!!!

Why am I not surprised?!!!!

Have fun tonight.

And don't worry about those kids....Most therapy is covered by insurance!!!

Posted by Craig Rutman Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area Realtor (Home Buyer and Seller Specialist) about 1 year ago

You are so funny!  I would love to see this too!  I used to love to go around with the kids but they always complained that I talked to much to everyone and slowed them down!  It's been a slow night tonight, it's raining here in PA, but Max is out there somewhere with his best bud, terrorizing the neighbors!  Happy Halloween Russell!

Posted by Susan Mangigian, West Chester PA Realtor RE/MAX Preferred, ABR (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell,

Did you survive your escapades last night?? We are all waiting for a video!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard: Canyon Creek & NW Austin Living (Coldwell Banker United) about 1 year ago

Oh man Russell, clowns just plain creep me out! As much as I love candy even I would have to pass. When reading your very entertaining and funny story I hope you survived ok last night and didn't get punched during your shenanigns :)

Posted by Cynthia Bartch ~ Redesigned Spaces ~ all round nice gal... (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 1 year ago

Gosh...you would not even let me scare the little ones...I hope we have a better turn-out next year because I made a special trip to the lawn mower shop, just to have my teeth sharpened!

*SIGH*

Posted by Crabby the Clown about 1 year ago

Hi Russell,

I'm sorry to hear you only had 3 trick-o-treaters! You will have lots of candy to eat! We were down to 50-60, usually we have well over a 100! I found out where many of them went in our neighborhood.. a couple really went all out and had quite the extravaganza!! I shot a video and will post tomorrow!

Posted by Dorie Dillard: Canyon Creek & NW Austin Living (Coldwell Banker United) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell...Ahaaaaaa the word got around...you scare your poor treaters right out of the neighborhood LOL

This was such a a fun blog to read..thanks for the smile..you are so fun......you and Anna Banana... I love how you both  enjoy the fun in life.....it's a gift to bring joy and laughter to others

.will be back to read all the comments.....

Posted by June Lewis Realtor® Northwood Realty New Castle,Pa Lawrence Co 7247304571 (Northwood Realty Services) about 1 year ago

Ah Russell, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get to scare the hell out of people and make them scream  enjoy the festivities as much as you had planned!  That is very disappointing :-(

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR ®, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty) about 1 year ago

Russel,

that is just hilarious.

My guess is that you would do a perfect Santa too!

Posted by Terje (Terry) Aaslid - Foreclosed homes / New Homes (Model Home Center) about 1 year ago

Dear Russell,

I agree with Mary above. All that sitting still for hours for nothing... #$%&@#!?!?  You were robbed of the chance to scare the beegeesus out of the neighborhood teens. Your friends in AR were also robbed of the chance to see all the fun!

;)=

Posted by Betina Foreman-Serving Lake Travis, Lake Austin and the greater Austin area! ((512)771-6318 Prospect Real Estate Solutions, LLC) about 1 year ago

Hey man, I can just see you doing this and will tune in next time for a report. Although, I have a sneaking feeling that you are going to be up to some sort of mischief long before next Halloween!

Posted by Bill about 1 year ago

Howdy there Russell

It sure is alot of fun to really get into Halloween. I also enjoy do that kind of thing Halloween night, for those that come by. I got all set up this year, but there ended up not being one Trick or Treater was out last night here in Charlestown.

Baker Home Commercial Properties Inspections and Consulting AR Signature

Posted by Discover and Explore New Hampshire with Dale Baker (Baker Home Energy Audit & Commercial Properties Inspections ) about 1 year ago

Woo Hooooo! As usual you have a funny story for this time of year! Too bad you did not have a chance to scare the dickens out of some unsuspecting guests! better luck next year (maybe you should not warn everyone ahead of time!!!)

Posted by Allysoun Musslewhite (AvenueOne Properties, Inc.) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell, That is really funny, a lot of people enjoy doing things like this, but you definitely need to be ready for negative responses. My friend tried doing this once and ended with a bloody nose. :-)

Posted by Chris and Maria Jeantet (Coldwell Banker C&C; Properties) about 1 year ago

Russell, that is a pretty cool and creepy mask. Love it!!

Posted by Gary Woltal - Assoc. Broker REALTOR® SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 1 year ago

Well Russell, I'm glad to see you survived okey-dokey! Hummm.....left over candy you say?

Posted by Cynthia Bartch ~ Redesigned Spaces ~ all round nice gal... (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 1 year ago

Hi there good buddy....good one, at first I thought you weren't going to move at all and then the fun began.  Serves those teenagers right.....LOL  BTW it really is a very creepy mask!!!  Sorry you didn't get your jollies this year though.  You did it again....you make us laugh :-)

Gail

Posted by Gail MacMillan - CRS, e-PRO, GRI ~ Titusville FL Real Estate Brevard County (HomeSweetHomeFlorida.com) about 1 year ago

Oh I just loved your Halloween story. I have a smile on my face because I can so see you taking on that challenge....but what I can't see is you sitting still for that long.  Perhaps I need to come see you next year!  You always make me smile!

PS..where is the left over candy?

Posted by Anonymous about 1 year ago

Russell  Good for you - staying long enough to scare the teens - it's our opportunity to strike back  :)  Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka - Prince William, Fairfax ,Stafford County VA Real Estate Service (RE/MAX Olympic Realty) about 1 year ago

Russell,
What a great mask--getting involved makes it so much more fun!

Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) about 1 year ago

Too bad there weren't many trick or treaters.  I was looking forward to seeing the video.

 

My costume must have come out well this year.  I had people I know fairly well introducing themselves to me in the dim light.  Wish I'd had a camera, but my little one's in for repairs  : (

Posted by Christine Donovan Costa Mesa CA Homes Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 (Donovan Blatt Team - Donovan Group Realty) about 1 year ago

Russell, Sorry about this year's turnout but your disguise rocked!  And I'll bet the kids you did scare talk about it for years to come.  Much as you talked about your experience with the scarecrow.

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) about 1 year ago

Gotta watch out for those scary porch sitters.

Wasn't there an America's Funniest Home Videos a couple of years ago that had a video clip of something similar.

Of course, the "scared" dude instinctivley reached over and knocked out the scarecrow.

Watch that distance when you scare em.

Here's an example!

OH YEAH HERE IT IS

-

Posted by Erby Crofutt, the Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY HI-2041 (B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon; Testing (www.b4uclose.com)) about 1 year ago

That was funny!  Too bad you didn't get more takers that night.  Looking forward to the video clips.

Posted by Georgina M. Hunter R(S) e-Pro Maui Real Estate Sales (Jim Sanders Realty Inc. - Maui) about 1 year ago

Russell I keep checking in hoping to see a new po

Posted by Karen Kruschka - Prince William, Fairfax ,Stafford County VA Real Estate Service (RE/MAX Olympic Realty) about 1 year ago

Ooooooo that mask is scary.  I probably would have opted out of going to your door when I was a young lass!!

Posted by Renee Burrows - Las Vegas Real Estate (702-580-1783) www.ShackDiva.com (The Force Realty -Realtor>Estate>Probate>REO>Short Sale) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell - hope your son has a great birthday and send him wishes from California!!!

Posted by Sharon Paxson Newport Beach Real Estate (Prudential California Realty, DRE License 01501912) about 1 year ago

What a great story!  You truly made Halloween very special in your neighborhood.  How wonderful that you spend the time to give such joy to the children!

Posted by Lake Norman Real Estate ~ Diane Aurit (LKN Realty, LLC) about 1 year ago

I love it!  My husband would probably have fun with that, so I passed on your idea to him.  LOL.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation Services (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD) about 1 year ago

All one has to do is visit Sixth Street on Halloween to realize that Austin is weird, and probably always will be. It's Texas' version of a safe haven.

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours!

Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego home inspector (Russel Ray, Property Consultant) about 1 year ago

Russell...

I'm getting tired of this post.

Those are my six words today :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryant's Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell, Please don't wear that scary mask to Thanksgiving dinner, and I hope you enjoy your day!

Happy Thanksgiving Russell!

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR ®, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty) about 1 year ago

Russell, I just got around to reading this post, and enjoyed it immensely.  I know you had some great times with this scary costume.....a great Halloween trick!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot Lewisburg WV Realtor (Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Russell:  I am glad that was a mask because I was scared when I first opened this post!!!   You're lucky to have a look out like your daughter who can keep quiet.

 

Only three goups...wow, the kids in your neighborhood must be too old to Trick or Treat.  Here in lovely Temecula, I had over 100 kids of all sized and ages, drove max nuts!

Posted by Jane Grant - Southwest Real Estate - Riverside County, CA about 1 year ago

OK  Halloween has passed - you missed Thanksgiving - are you planning a big Christmas post?

Posted by Karen Kruschka - Prince William, Fairfax ,Stafford County VA Real Estate Service (RE/MAX Olympic Realty) 12 months ago

*****YAWN*****
*****ROAR*****
*****HUGS*****

:)

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryant's Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) 12 months ago

TLW UH-OH...2nd notice from you AND my friend Karen Kruschka,! I better get my tail in gear!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) 12 months ago

Russell, thanks for the comment! And yes, I am one to "Keep Austin Weird," lol! :)

Posted by Taylor Shults, Realtor®, GRI (Watters International Realty, LLC) 12 months ago

This is so funny!  My husband did the same thing several years ago...he wore a mask and spread himself across the front steps like a scarecrow.  He scared the heck out of many a trick or treater.  He really enjoyed himself.

Posted by Sharon Tara New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 12 months ago

Hey slacker! Do you know how far down my subscription list I had to scroll, just to find a post from you?  >.<

Anyway... only 11 more shopping days til my birthday! =P   LOL

Posted by Lisa Hill (Daytona Beach Real Estate) (Florida Property Experts) 12 months ago

Russell,
You are getting pretty close to 100 comments on this blog!  Hope all is well.

Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) 11 months ago

Russell,

This is absolutely hilarious you just had me laughing out loud! Costumes are always so fun!

Posted by Kristy Owen, Realtor, GRI (Moreland Properties ) 11 months ago

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