This was me flying home last night after staying at the Patch much longer than expected. For the first time ever, they decided to stay open til 5:00. Nope, not me. I bowed out at 3:00, only because I forgot to give two girls their lunch break. I came home and crashed on the couch.
That didn't last long however, because the neighborhood was offering hands off trick or treating. I jumped up and began dragging all those decorations out of the garage.
My man Stu was the first to appear. Handsome, no? At over 6 feet tall, he's a talking wizard that keeps me company at Halloween, but mostly scares the you-know-what out of me when I get up the next morning and see him standing in the living room. EVERY SINGLE TIME!!
There were more decorations, but this is the only picture I took. I was tired ... not really looking forward to staying up late to hand out candy. I needn't have worried. I ended up eating more candy than I gave out. Probably three pounds of it now resides in my freezer. Next year I'm buying candy I hate so I don't eat it.
So .... while celebrating our last day at the Patch, the boss stops by. Hi Nancy ... how ya doing? Me hesitantly ... I'm fine. You know we couldn't do this without you! UH OH ... the foreboding came on strong. We REALLY need you to come back on Monday and help pack up, OK? Well RATS and BATS!! I really can't turn them down since it only takes about three hours. Dejectedly: alright, I'll be here but NOT before 10:00. So much for last day.
And so the Hunter Farms Pumpkin Patch closed without fanfare, but with lots of laughs on the Ramp Of Doom! You load up all the pumpkins our little wagon can hold, then it's pulled over the ramp of 2x4's set up to make it wobble terribly. Anything that stays in the wagon you get for $25 total cost. Most of the pumpkins sold by weight run about $12, so it's a big savings.
On to November and couch sitting ... maybe a little baking. But first, a trip to the hardware store for padlocks to put on my fridge. Hope you had a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!