Halloween was really quiet around here. Doc left the front door open (The screen door kept the cats in and the bugs out), and set up a bowl of sweets on our wooden footstool with the small pumpkin. He put his wig on whilst he was in the front room working on lectures and kept telling me to keep an ear out for trick-or-treaters.
But nobody came. sigh.
The Doc was visibly disappointed. I don't think there are that many families with kids of the right age around here. Actually that's probably not a bad thing anyway, because Doc had taken the massive bowl of sweets into one of his lessons and the gannets had eaten everything except the tootsie rolls and the candy corn; so if there had been trick-or-treaters we wouldn't have had much to offer them. Instead we turned off all the lights to watch a couple of the cheesy movies I bought in Walgreen's. I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed them both, but Doc felt they were lacking in actual horror. Which is probably why they suited me down to the ground.
The spookiest thing that happened was that neither of us realised that today was daylight savings, so some of our clocks changed automatically and some didn't and that is always somewhat disconcerting. Well that, and two different birds have flown against the living room window today. What is that about? Birds flying into stuff is never a good omen, but atleast both of them survived the collision and the cats are having a lovely time waiting for one to actually make it through the glass into the room.