So the big hole in the front sat there for four days longer than it should have, due to heavy rain forcing wimpy City inspector to cancel the inspection. Actually, the fact that the Irish workers had left the hole uncovered, and the overnight downpour filled it with water, probably had something to do with it too!
Oh and, here's one of the workers. Sorry about lower left hand onbstruction.
Anyhoo, it gave me some time to play with the big hole in a Halloween sort of way. First I put a sign on the top, thus:
A close up look:
I was a bit concerned that someone would notice that the Ball & Chain hadn't been around much (travelling - that's my story and I'm sticking to it), but I needn't have worried. See, I didn't think to cover it in plastic so about an hour later, after it had rained again, the words were all blurred.
So then I went all Shakespearean, got a plastic skull and put it right next to the hole, you know - Yorrick style:
Previous to all of this, we had decorated the fence with fake cobwebs, like most of the kids' houses round here:
And if you think that's going over the top, this is what Martha Stewart suggests you have hanging around the place:
Talk about having skeletons in the closet. Arf, arf!