By Alex Komarnitsky
Back again for another year are the Controllable Halloween Decorations for Celiac Disease.
You can not only view the 10,000 lights and inflatables via three webcams, but you can control them – i.e. inflate/deflate the giant Frankenstein, Pumpkins, Grim Reaper, Skull, Headless Horseman, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Homer Simpson – D’OH! 😉
The website is totally free (and totally fun) but also raises awareness and funds for charity via optional/voluntary donations – over $75,000 for the Center for Celiac Research. I’ve supported this world-class research organization for almost a decade and even though I just recently found out this summer that the original Celiac Diagnosis of my kids was a false positive (Email me for more details – nutshell summary is medical science is “hard” so not always 100% correct), I’m still helping them raise awareness and supporting research for an eventual cure.
Speaking of kids, people ask how they are doing (great) … so here’s a few pictures of ’em playing baseball through the years … and an awesome hike to the Harding Icefield in Alaska.
On a more serious note, I live in Boulder, Colorado which was in the news a lot last month due to the massive flooding. I was very fortunate only to get a little water in my basement … but as you probably saw, it was really bad for many others. I put together a picture overlay showing normal/flood state using Google Maps versus Satellite footage – this is about a mile North from my house … holy-moley!
So enjoy turning the Halloween display on & off … which is the warmup for Christmas.