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Operation Halloween Candy Dispenser

The best sound of the whole night? When young kids were simply unable to really manage the salad tongs, and so it would just be this sound of constant buzzing for like 20 seconds. Hilarious. Made me laugh every single time.

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Halloween Prep, Continued

It’s been a long, long time since I did this. But the parts and pieces are all familiar. Though we had a lot of electrical outlets in the basement, the shapes weren’t quite what we needed… so Liz and I made a special trip to Home Depot, just for some newer outlets. Which turned out to be an excellent call, because we got some good stuff.

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Halloween Prep

So this year, finally, Liz and I got motivated a bit ahead of schedule. We got an idea together for Hallween, and set out to make it happen in the few days leading up to the big day.

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Bad Tally

Lately, Liz has documented several times where I’ve left the gates… open, shall we say. Enough that last night, I walked into the kitchen to see this:

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The Poisoner’s Handbook

“The medical examiner is a physician. So his relationship to the dead body is that of a doctor to a patient. That’s my patient. And he tells me what happened to him. He tells me if he has disease or injury. He often can tell me how he received it. He’s asking me to tell a story. It is very powerful. You have an obligation to the patient to get it right.”

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A New Fire Pit

I thought to snap a photo before we lit things up and settled in our chairs… but forgot to take a photo afterwards. We mostly just sat and looked into the backyard, admired the arbor, and watched the evening slowly take over the day.

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Installing Glass Panes

Liz, continuing her work on restoring the hall windows. Because all the previous glass panes had a lot of scratches… she cut new window panes by hand, and applied the putty to set each pane into the window.

The first one took some time, but it looked like she found her rhythm.

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A Walk in the Park

It was a bit refreshing to get out, and was quite literally a walk in the park. The two of us used to have a morning walk routine, but that fell by the wayside rather quickly. I’m not sure if we’ll keep this up (particularly with the days getting darker, earlier)… but it was a nice reminder that there’s life away from the desk.

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Charly Bliss: Truth

“Kissing babies
I’m alive but I’m dead inside
Burying my face against the wall
Silent scathing smile
The family planning aisle
I can feel my sanity dissolve”

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Halloween Shopping

Each year, I tend to drag my feet and ho and hum about Halloween. I used to really get into the holiday, and the last few years… I’m not sure what it is. It’s been harder to get excited by it. I used to love it, and it’s been difficult to recapture that sense of wonder.

It tends to pop back up the night before Halloween, which is good and bad.

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