Welcome to my porch. I wasn't saying that last night. When and where I grew up, it was a busy night and their were children in costumes everywhere.I believe it has become dangerous in some areas and families are generally opting for other activities. I remember taking my kids to a fall festival at a local church. There were games and plenty of sugary things, so the practice of trick or treating wasn't missed. I visited a college yesterday that was opening it's dorms and encouraging kids from the community to trick or treat the students. They said that it was immensely popular, because parents knew it was safe. So did you have kids knocking on your door last night?
I had an interesting weekend. Saturday morning I went to a friend's house to take care of their dog. I walked the dog with my youngest daughter. When I returned to the house, I took the dog off the leash and went to give it food and water. I looked up and saw that the front door was wide open. I took my child and the dog and made our way to the truck quickly and called 911. Soon two officers arrived and searched the house. They came back out and told me that everything was safe. I went in with one of the officers and he showed me what really happened. There was a curtain over the windows of the door. Apparently the dog pulled the curtain and it hooked on the door and pulled it open. The outer door had never been opened because there were some undisturbed spider webs in front of the corner of the door. I didn't stop to check. I was out of there! What are the odds of hitting it just right like that and enabling the door to open. It was a very clever dog. I thanked the officer for his help, and finished caring for the dog. If you ever question something like that, don't be a hero. The officers know exactly what to do and it is much safer to have them make sure it's safe. Oh- beware of talented dogs!
Today's questions are mine and some of yours from two weeks ago. I really enjoyed sharing other folks' questions with you. Here we go-
- Alison asks: What's the biggest obstacle you've overcome or need to?
- Julia asks: If you won $100,000 what changes would you make?
- McGuffy Ann asks: What's the most unusual pet you've had?
- When do you start decorating for Christmas?
- What's your favorite type of magazine to read?
- I was blind in one eye after a severe illness. An alternative medicine doctor restored my sight, much to the surprise of the conventional doctors.
- I would pay off all bills, fix some things around my house, and tuck some away for a rainy day.
- I had a flying squirrel when I was a tween. He had been knocked out in a bad storm and I nursed him back to health. He was a baby and I was quite young, so I had no idea how to raise him to free him in his own environment, so I kept him. To my knowledge, there was no such thing as a wildlife rehabilitator like they have these days.
- About two weeks before. Too early and I'm ready to put it away by Christmas day. Too late and we have no time to enjoy it. I knew someone once who had a year round Christmas tree and a room dedicated to it's display. My house barely fits our family. I can't imagine using a room for that, but it made the lady happy who had it.
- I love to read magazines that have things like I have in my home, but they do it with more style, so it inspires me. (Run on sentence award for that one!!!!!! Yes. I know Grammar. She's married to Grampa!) The same magazine should have some well photographed food and some articles about interesting people. Country Living and Southern Living fit the bill. I also like magazines for crafts, sewing, and art. They make me wish there were more hours in each day!!
I just passed these around to my porch guests. Don't worry.
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What's not to love!
Have a wonderful fall week!