Happy Halloween! I know, it’s a day late and a buck short. Is that the saying? I tend to get those wrong. Earlier today I told Marcus that by doing something I would only be adding “fuel to the fodder” and as I said it I knew it was wrong but I didn’t care. And yes, it’s most redundant but let’s just go with it.
For a hot second (now I know that’s correct) I had toyed with the idea of having a little Halloween ghost hunt party at Sligo but I lost my nerve. Plus, it gets complicated with two little ones who actually participate in trick-or-treating and once they heard about the idea of a party they thought they would be involved and everything fell apart before it even began.
Also, I don’t really think the house is haunted. It is scary looking but that’s only because of its current state of disrepair. Besides, when I took our dog into the house he seemed right at home. He is a giant galoot but I figured if there were an otherworldly presence then an animal would be the one to sense it. I was concerned he would start staring at something only he could see and he never did so either the house is not haunted or he was too busy being a pain in the ass to notice (honestly it’s probably the latter).
I am surprised that we didn’t get any calls from the police this past weekend or last night. I figured there would be kids daring each other to go up to the house on Halloween night. One day I hope I can be at the house giving out giant candy bars to those brave kiddos who make that long walk up the driveway. There was a house like that in my childhood neighborhood. It was scary only because it was old and big and had a small family cemetery behind it. I remember building up the nerve on the last Halloween living in that particular neighborhood and was greatly rewarded with a giant candy bar so now I’m ready to pay it forward.
Anyway, on to Thanksgiving and then Christmas we go. The plan is to be the living in the Cottage House after Christmas but at this exact moment there aren’t any walls and the floors are rotted so…maybe it will be Easter by the time we move. Again.