Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween redux

This is our second Halloween in our new house. Last year we moved in at the beginning of the month and Lisa was able to do some decorating. The holiday itself fell on a Wednesday and the weather did not cooperate. This year's holiday fell on a Friday and the weather here in Elgin could not have been better. It got into the low 70s during the afternoon and into the 60s in the evening. Heck, it's in the 50s now (around 10:30 p.m.).

Unfortunately, we had only one group of kids come to our door.

Part of the reason is that we live on a boulevard and the homes along the boulevard are not close to the main part of the subdivision. The other reason -- and I think it's the main reason -- is that there are not many new homes built near us. We are kind of isolated from everyone. We have a next-door neighbor, but they just closed on their house today and won't move in until the weekend. There are three vacant lots on the other side of our house and there is NO sign that those lots will be developed any time soon.

Guess we had better get used to having little activity at Halloween. It's a shame too as Lisa loves to decorate!