01 November 2006

Scary Halloween!

This scary creature trick or treated in our country neighbourhood this year. :)

Country trick or treating is different than in the city - we stopped and chatted with all our neighbours, most of whom we'd only spoken to once or twice in passing before. It was nice to have a chance to stop and say hello and pass on our contact information (in case anyone saw wandering sheep or needed to reach us for any reason). We came home with a bag full of treats and a few of our neighbour's phone numbers in return, including a very nice couple just across the field who said if The Boy should ever need help he can give them a call. They are the grandparents of some kids he knows from school, who live on our road as well (it is a 'family farm' sort of arrangment). It's good to have nice neighbours who will call you if your livestock are out, help you out of a jam, or just wave a friendly hello when you drive past!

We attempted to go visit Gram and Grandpa in their new house (they'd never have recognized that alien as The Boy!) but we hit a patch of slippery snow and ice and ended up in the ditch. Under normal circumstances that would not have been a huge problem, but while the snow itself is frozen and piled up on the ground, the ground itself is not frozen yet. My tire kept digging further and further into muck and grass and a tow truck was required to extricate us from the ditch. Needless to say, we didn't get to do our Halloween surprise ... but at least we had plenty of treats to eat to keep our spirits up (and we were both dressed for the cold).


  1. Anonymous10:45 am

    Oh my!! That would have SCARED the grandparents!! God was protecting their hearts from being frightened by not letting you get there! :-) Hey, the boy looks great!! I wouldn't have recognized him if he had come to my door!!

    Love, AC

  2. Anonymous12:47 pm

    No such creatures here! Next time swing by our place :)

  3. Anonymous12:34 am

    I'm calling the authorities. So I did see an UFO land.


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