Good morning. I hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween yesterday. I seem to be making the act of getting a migraine on Sundays a sort of ritual as I developed another one yesterday which kept me from turning on my PC until just before bed time to check my email. Anne thinks it’s caffeine withdrawal as we’ve not had any pop in the house for the past couple of weekends and I’ve not been drinking coffee at home, which is a good possibility. So I stayed home in the dark in bed while Anne and Courtney went out to the in-law’s so Court could go trick-or-treating with her cousin Aaron. Aaron is still very young so they didn’t hit a lot of houses in the neighborhood, but Grandpa Aral made sure Courtney’s bag of candy was rounded out pretty well before she came home. Of course, Courtney rarely leaves Grandpa’s house without having plenty of candy in her pockets anyway so it’s not like she needs to spend too much time trick-or-treating.
So we have one day’s breath between a night of spooky fun till tomorrow’s day of stress as we head off to the polls to cast our votes for President, among other things. Depending on how things go tomorrow night may prove to be the real night of horrors. By all accounts the election could go either way and there’s a pretty good chance that it’ll end up in the courts again before it’s all said and done. Anne and I will be casting our ballots early seeing as all three automotive companies give their employees election day off. If nothing else, it’ll be nice to have all these damned political ads showing up on my telephone answering machine come to an end. Anne’s status as a registered Republican did bring one temptation with it. We got a call offering us tickets to Vice President Cheney’s visit to the area and I had a momentary thought of applying for them and then showing up in my WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE t-shirt, but I can’t really afford the expense of a ticket and possibly being charged with a criminal offense at this point. I have two cars that need repairs done badly that I don’t know how I’m going to pay for at this point so I managed to resist that temptation.
So did you guys have anything interesting happen over Halloween?