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Constantin

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Once I get my cpu back, I may even manage to fix some of the odd image rotations here. Apologies for that, the images display correctly on my phone.

once frilly lizard is semi complete, we’ll wheel it into position so that the head is one one side of the path to the house and the body is on the other. Too bad we won’t be able to hand out treats this year. IIRC, the local city council has already banned trick or treating.
 
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Ok, more rain and even two inches of snow at the end. Lots of pointy bits got smushed, but the body and the tarps held.
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Rolled the lizard into place and attached the frills, tongue, and skeleton. Lots of slipping and sliding due to snow but the hardened ground made moving the lizard a lot easier than when the grass was super soggy.

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this is what it ended up looking like at night.
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The skeleton does a good job of distracting the eye re: the terrible transition job I did for the frills into the head.

I would have done more to paint it but I lost 6 hours in the morning due to the boiler failing overnight. If anyone in the Boston area has a vitodens WB2B 35 controller handy, I’ll be happy to buy it!
 
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Ok, I apparently missed an update last year due to being a bit busy. We built a trevenant, which is a tree like Pokémon. The claws barely fit out the door, and the main body consisted of two pieces. It was pretty happy on the front lawn but I didn't have time to incorporate guy wires. That turned out to be a fatal mistake as very high winds were forecast two days after halloween. With a soggy ground and only one pole holding the thing up (the legs are pure decoration), I made the decision to take it down the day before the wind storm.
 

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Come spring, the school wanted a to host a fair, so I built a bumblebee for the funhouse, whose theme was insects.

I had meant to convert it to a SEABEE eventually as an appeal to raise $$$ for the Ukrainian education system but I was too busy.
 

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Come fall, it was time for a normal fair / fun house, but the theme was farm / fall, so in my laziness I simply converted the bumblebee body into a giant jack o lantern by adding gourd ridges, a face, and a new paint job. Despite the lowered work necessary, it still was hairy as the constant rain early in October made my life miserable. The base coat (fire ant red) went on two days before the fair, with all the embellishments following that into night before the fair.
 

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Which brings me now to this Halloween (2022). Faced with a big red jack o lantern, I was inspired to convert that into an ant butt, followed by building a new fire ant front end in the two weeks between the fair and Halloween. Thankfully, the weather mostly cooperated since the scale this year didn't allow much to be built indoors. Then there was the ongoing busy at work.

With the help of the family, friends, etc we just managed to get everything up in time. The jack o lantern face is still on the butt and offers something weird on top of my usual addition to neighborhood blight. I also recycled the eyes from the Bee for the ant and abused some of the bee leg pieces into being "feelers" for the fire ant head.
 

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Coming back to TrueNAS, the transition to 13.x Core was completely uneventful. I still struggle with getting a SMB share for Time Machine set up right (where it starts deleting content on its own vs. running out of space and stopping), but that is a topic for a different thread.
 

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How have I missed this thread for the past two years?
 

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