I was just adding wood to the little outdoor fire pit when I heard “Trick or Treat!” behind me. “Happy Halloween, there’s the candy, grab a handfull.” And they did. Three handfulls and my candy bowl was empty. I guess I should have said take a couple of pieces. So, I picked up my bowl and my ice tea, turned off the porch light and headed inside. I decided to hide upstairs for the rest of the evening. I shut all the blinds, left only one small lamp on and headed upstairs to read my book next to an open window so I could still enjoy the fresh evening air.
In general though, I was more annoyed at the little brats for ruining my plans to take advantage of the weather. There was no way I could sit out now on Halloween night without candy. That was just asking for trouble.