Hi everyone! I'm back. We were lucky and got our power back on Saturday. There are still a lot of homes around my area without power and even more people all over the east coast who have suffered some devastating losses. We were extremely blessed that everyone in my family and friends are safe and even if they still don't have power, they can stay with people who do.
Halloween was postponed in my area due to Sandy. Halloween night the Hubby and I welcomed my bestie, her hubby and their 1 year old Little Z to stay at our house. Even though we had no power, we still had hot water, a fireplace for heat and a gas stove to cook. Our friends apartment temp dropped drastically without heat and then their water was shut off with no idea when it would come back. They stayed with us a few nights and then my MIL stayed with us a a couple nights.
On Friday the Hubby and I went to a big jack o lantern blaze. A walk through path surrounded by more than 5,000 individually carved glowing jack o lanterns. It was beautiful! Lots of them were stacked on top of each other to create archways, dinosaurs, ghosts, witches, and many other things. I didn't bring a camera so I could just walk through with the Hubby and enjoy. We did, but I had to take one picture with my phone. I love giraffes!
Tonight was my town's Halloween. A bunch of streets are still without power and they didn't want kids on the dark streets, so they did what they call "trunk or treat". Everyone handing out candy parks their car in the school parking lot, pops their trunk, decorates for Halloween and all the kids go from trunk to trunk trick or treating! It was great! They did the same thing last year due to the October snow storm, but I didn't know about it.
I love Halloween! Decorating, dressing up and handing out candy. Even when I was still in the trenches I loved to see all the little kids in their costumes and dream of when I could share all the fun Halloween stuff I loved as a kid with my own kids. I can't wait till next year!
Happy Halloween everyone!!!