Earlier today I was bemoaning the fact that the gods seemed to be mocking us quite deliberately. In past years, whenever possible, we would take several telescopes and binoculars out into the front yard on Halloween and show folks some planets and such while handing out candy. We lived on a street with lots of traffic, flat, just a few houses down from the elementary school, and we would always get a crowd. But we didn’t even try to do that last year since no one comes by this house for Halloween, which is on at the very top of a REALLY steep hill with almost no through traffic.
But tonight… Tonight would have been perfect. All day it’s been clear as a bell, not a cloud in the sky. And while some years there wasn’t anything too big and bright and easy to look at, tonight there’s Jupiter and Saturn and Mars and a full Moon!
Laughing gods suck.
“Fortunately,” it clouded up a bit. Which eased the sting a little. And gave us a nice sunset to send off October.
And once all was said and done, we never got a single trick-or-treater at our door. Not surprising – two years ago we only got two or three, last year we got zero, and this year with have COVID on top of it.
Tonight we turn our clocks back to end Daylight Saving Time, and then there’s something coming up on Tuesday that might cause some sturm und drang.
Hold on, folks. Here we go…