We live on a street with no sidewalks, the houses are set back a little ways so anyone going door-to-door would have to walk down the driveway a ways to get to the front door. Not too awful far. Not too long but long enough to make it a pain and long enough to make going door-to-door something only Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormons or people selling contractor services would do. Little kids? Not so much.
So we don’t get a lot of kids at our door. Some. Not a lot. Enough to have to buy a bag of candy. Usually we get the big, hunkin’ bag they sell at Costco. The “fun size” candy bars. Butterfinger, Reese’s, all the rest. Good stuff.
Of course, there’s a lot left. We should take it to the nearest whatever. Maybe the office or maybe someplace else. We don’t though. We keep it. We eat it.
So tomorrow we’re thinking about going to a movie.
Now, I’m sure that snow in October, two days before Halloween is pretty common in some areas. It sure as hell isn’t common around my neck of the woods (the MD Suburbs of DC). In fact, the leaves, which tend to turn all kinds of orange, red, and gold haven’t even turned, yet. Well, maybe they turned a little. But not as much as they’re supposed to before it snows. In fact, they’re supposed to have dropped from the trees completely before this mess arrives.
So, why did it decide to snow?
I’m not sure whether it’s global warming or what but it’s a little disconcerting. After all, I’m preparing for little goblins and witches and Darth Vaders or whatever to come around and hit me up for some candy. Instead, the snow is putting me in the mood to put on the Christmas Carol channel on my satellite radio.
I don’t think I’m alone. I’ve seen tweets and Facebook postings from all over New England going on and on about the snow. Some positive. Most, not so much. And those guys are used to snow.
I’m not ready to get out the snow shovel and heavy winter coat. I don’t mind a sweater now and then but snow gear? No, thanks.
It’s supposed to be up in the 50s tomorrow so I know the snow won’t last (it “stuck” a little but not that much). Hopefully, it’ll head back north to where it belongs until December.