Apple bobbing

Here’s the apple-bobbing booth at the recent ward Halloween party. Spooky.

No post last Friday. We had a little party and were busy. Happy Halloween.

Thanks to the many Loyal Readers who kept the blog going with their comments. Especially good old Anon.

We had a nice party, although few people attended. It was lots of fun – we played games, ate snacks, and gave candy to the moderately small number of trick-or-treaters. No costumes, good cheer.

With the notable exception of Loyal Readers Numbers Five, Six, and Twelve. They were a cat, the Grim Reaper, and the Devil, respectively. All excellent costumes. LRN6 also did a bang-up job decorating the exterior of our house for us, including carving the pumpkins and cleaning it all up when Halloween was over. Really made it nice for us – thanks, LRN6!

He even had a bottle o’ blood to pour on his Grim Reaper Hook. It’s the little touches that make holiday fun so entertaining.

Otherwise the weekend was, umm, fine. I worked on the trailer brakes and didn’t fix them, but I did discover a very badly worn out bearing that I replaced, so it wasn’t a total loss. Plus, I have an appointment to take it to somebody who will fix it in a couple of Fridays.

Let’s see what else I accomplished over the weekend. Hmmm. There must be something. Oh yeah, I prepared and taught a Priesthood lesson. I thought it went pretty well, although there wasn’t enough time to really get to my point. On the upside, there wasn’t any time because I got so much participation. So I’m satisfied.

Otherwise, it was quiet. I’m suffering a little bit this evening from a sore back, so it’s still quiet.

I’ve spent many of my spare hours the last two days – including about three hours on the train today – reading Truck: A Love Story, by Michael Perry. I borrowed it several weeks ago from the library and hadn’t bothered picking it up until yesterday. I got it right after I bought my pickup, and thought it might be entertaining to read about somebody’s adventure restoring an old truck. While that’s certainly a large part of the book, it’s really about a year in the guy’s life. I’m quite enjoying it and recommend it to my Loyal Readers as a deep insight into the Guy Psyche. Plus, there’s a truck.

Here’s something I’ve never realized I needed until today: the CatCam. In fact, I’m still not sure I need it. I don’t think I want to know what my pet’s doing when I’m not around. Might be too disturbing.

Time for bed. See you tomorrow.

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