A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
I am a girl who sleeps
with the lights on after watching a
scary movie and who turns her head during horror movie TV clips. I must be getting brave in this empty nest period because this was my third
annual Scarehouse visit. I wondered if this place would still give me that
scare thrill. In case it did, I had friends join me for support this time.
He moved! Foggy
I wonder why we enjoy
that heart flutter adrenaline spark when something unexpectedly jumps at us or
when the presumed mannequin is real and moves toward you. I guess there is a dopamine
rush that keeps us coming back for more.
Scarehouse produced it again with three new haunts:
Infernal, Nocturnia and the Summoning.They had 80 actors bring to life the movie set rooms. I still enjoy the
first room where someone is designated the “chosen one,” (me again), and the creepy
theater. I am amazed with the detail of each room and the smoky haze throughout the house gives it a dream like atmosphere. The
fog also hides the actors for the scare!
Still clutching as I walk through
Scareshouse claims to also house real sprits in the historic
building built in 1915. It was a bank, an employee club with a pool, a bowling alley,
and a restaurant, and an Elks lodge from 1920 to 2006. The building has a rich historyjust like
the Whaley House that I visited in California where this skeptic got a ghost
picture (see Day 103). Scarehouse
also offers paranormal investigation
events but I don’t think I am quite brave enough for that new experience. (For the brave, there
is a investigation event on Nov 5th.)