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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Trick or Treat

With Halloween coming only days after the Hurricane Sandy wrecked the east coast, we thought there would be a scant few trick or treaters.

Most pumpkins, hay, corn stalks, and other suitable Halloween decorations are no where in sight.

All schools are closed, 90% of Long Island has no power.  Trees and power lines down.

Sue ventures out to find candy, just in case.

This day in history "On this day, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, is published. The book was the first collection of Holmes stories, which Conan Doyle had been publishing in magazines since 1887.
Conan Doyle was born in Scotland and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where he met Dr. Joseph Bell, a teacher with extraordinary deductive power. Bell partly inspired Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes years later."

Sue scores some candy at handy pantry and then scopes out the local streets for a safe place to trick or treat.  It's not like the old days when we had a cart and a big group of youngins in tow.  Luke for the first time in several years, pre-bought a morph suit so he and his teenage friends could go trick or treating.

Not to be disappointed, his friends came over to our house from afar....They went out and collected candy and had some fun.  If even for a few hours, they forgot about the devastation and horror that has been in the media.  We are one of the lucky families that still has power and has been watching the storm and it's aftermath.

We get a pretty good flow of trick or treaters.  The little ones coming up the walk and ringing the bell are so cute.

I make some Kale chips as a snack....kale chips=trick, candy=treat

Let's hope next year is even better.  I tried to jog a little the other day.  Less than 2 miles completed and the right hamstring muscles started to hurt...some more ice and alleve.  I called the Ortho, Aetna, and Carecore...they dropped the ball last week as there is no record my pre-certification for MRI.

Magic Number 234 (with only 2 months left, and a bum leg, I may not make it)

Photo of the day "Trick or Treat"

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