Daily Log: 2018-10-31
Happy Halloween! I had thought having over 1000 pieces of candy would be enough to get us through all the trick-or-treaters tonight. I was wrong by about 45 minutes.
We live in a heavily populated residential district. There’s an elementary school at the top of the hill, a middle school at the bottom of the hill, and LOTS of people know that in this area, there are many houses that decorate and hand out candy.
My Favorite Daughter had a clever and simple idea to decorate (since we were away on the weekend we would have normally decorated). In the back of one car were the scary decorations with the work ‘Trick’ hung. In the other were stuffed animals and the word ‘Treat’. In the middle, a giant pumpkin head monster holding ‘or’. In the Trick car, we put the Halloween strobe lights, in the other, colored Christmas laser lights. So each looked quite different. She did a great job. Clean up was…well, it’ll happen tomorrow, but we were able to pull down everything as quickly as it went up and stuffed it all in the back of the cars. We’ll put it all away tomorrow.
It was a great night. I’m confident it was the busiest this street has seen in a long time. Swarms of kids, lots of parents, and a few older kids who really don’t need to trick-or-treat, but hey, they were dressed up and having fun. 🙂
Needless to say, I didn’t write as many words as I handed out candy. Didn’t get much time in the writing chair. Tomorrow NaNoWriMo starts, so the time for excuses is over. Well, it’s been over for a long time, but I do intend to write as much as possible in the month of November. Let’s see what happens. 🙂
I’m off to bed for 4am will come all too soon.
Until Next Time!