Monday, November 30, 2009

2009 Halloween Video

I excited to finally post a copy of my 2009 Thornhill Woods Haunted House Video.

My Friend Jeff Chatten from Horrors Unlimited shot the video on October 30th, 2009.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


CityTV & Rogers Pumpkin Patrol team up this Halloween to created a contest in the GTA for the Best Decorated Halloween House. The winner would receive a $500.00 cheque for the charity of their choice and would be featured on-air on CityNews @ 6:00 pm on Halloween night.

So my family and I decided to enter my home haunt into the contest. I was the first house to be featured on CityNews at 6:00 PM on Monday October 26th, 2009 with Michael Kuss.

I continued to watch the other entries religiously throughout the week, and was convinced that I lost because I was competing against other creative home haunters. To my surprise I received a call late on Friday night, informing me that I had won the contest.

I was so excited to be able to donate the $500.00 to Sick Kids Hospital along with all the other cash donations we received during the last week of October. But more importantly it's rewarding to receive the recognition for all the hard work that went into creating this home haunt every year for the community to enjoy.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Another day..

I had my marching orders to run home and check on the carpet people at lunch...This is what I came home to...
NO CARPET IN THE HOUSE...I guess I will have to wait until tonight!

They have painted the hog pen!

SC Heart Pine Floors...They really are very pretty.

This made me a litte nervous...

Close up of the unfinished floors!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Happy Friday the 13th, everyone. Are you scared? Well, you paraskevidekatriaphobics (you poor saps afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th) should be.

Centuries ago, the witches of the north observed the sabbath by gathering in a cemetery in the shadows of the moon. On one gathering, the Norse goddess, Freya (the origin of "Friday"), came down from her sanctuary in Valhalla and appeared before the group, who numbered 12. Freya gave them one of her cats, completing what came to be known as a witches' coven. Ever since then, a perfectly-numbered coven has comprised exactly 13.

BTW, I'll be posting information and pictures shortly of my 2009 Halloween!

Friday, November 6, 2009

A little more..

Can you tell what looks different?

The porch and two of the dormers are painted!
Don't worry, it took me a minute to figure it out.

Wood on the steps!

Another view!

Started putting door knobs on!
No free tours of the house (but you can schedule one anytime!)...we have locks on the door!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Our "agricultural shed" is almost complete.

Side porch and steps.

Back porch steps.. guessed it we now have toilets!

Our weekly trip to LOWES brought home lights, fans, door knobs and paint!

View of the fireplace when you come in the front door.

Masterbedroom...trim all painted, just need some carpet.

Master bath tile all finished...

Master bath shower...I wanted a seat, but a bucket wasn't quite what I was thinking.

Upstairs trim work is completed.

Well. it doesn't look like we will make our November 7th move in date...but we are getting closer!