So there I was, trying to make a Halloween blog post about the RCIL Character Brunch I participated in last Saturday. Suddenly it was trick or treating time! I do not trick or treat myself (insert joke of your choice about my turning tricks and/or not being much of a treat myself), but Steven and I love to sit out on the porch and hand out candy.
I brought my Tablet out onto the porch, thinking I could work on my post between kids. They do tend to come in spurts, or waves as the evening progresses. I got a sentence or two typed in. Then I wanted to take pictures document the evening.
I love a grey sky, especially on Halloween.
This is the view from our front porch. Rain and high winds were in the forecast, but it did not rain heavily, except for a couple of spurts, and the wind was not bad when we were outside. I shared this picture to Facebook and to Jill Reale’s page. Local readers know she is the WKTV meteorologist, and she shows viewers’ weather photos. She shared one I took on dark clouds moving in once.
I think this is it.
Steven wanted to hear our Halloween CD, so I brought our portable CD player out on the porch. Of course I had not thought ahead and gotten batteries, but an extension cord worked just as well, especially since it was the warmest Oct. 31 in recent memory. I solidified my crazy old lady credentials by dancing to most of the tunes.
We had a good number of trick or treaters. We ran out of candy, but I had some Halloween pencils, and I found some Groucho Marx glasses we had purchased for a long ago murder mystery. When offered a choice, some kids picked the glasses. I hope they were not disappointed when they got home and looked closely at them.
He looked cheerful enough.
The only other picture I took was of the skeleton hanging on our porch. Later in the evening, when the wind started to pick up, he looked like he was dancing to the music. I thought about trying to get a video of it but figured he would stop or the music would change before I got the Tablet set up properly.
So another Halloween is in the books. It was fun, although a little wet. On to November! Of course, I still have a few Halloween movies to watch…