Last week was a little bit of a weird one.
Monday was our first Halloween in our house. In preparation, I bought several bags of candy early in the month, and not surprisingly, all but one were gone by the time Halloween rolled around. I restocked with (what I thought was) the good stuff -- Reese's, Kit Kat, Snickers, Milky Way, and Twix.
And then our first costumed customer said, "OH MAN! NO HERSHEY'S?!"
I also made a rookie mistake and held the entire candy bowl out to a group of 12 year old boys who were, apparently, quite hungry.
I learned my lesson after that, and for the next group I just dropped a few pieces of candy in each kid's bag, said Happy Halloween, and closed the door.
And then one of their mothers CAME BACK and said, "Miss? Miss I'm sorry, but it seems there has been a mistake. My son doesn't really like Kit Kats. Could he have something else?"
The next morning the local public transportation workers went on strike. Matt takes the train to and from work each day, and while the railroad workers weren't on strike, the bus and trolley drivers blocked the rail yards so very few trains were running out of the city for the evening rush hour.
I talked to Matt around 4:00 and he said it might be a tough commute home. Then I looked at my phone a half hour later and saw a text that said, "I got on a bike. Can you pick me up at 1500 N. Broad Street?"
There were no cabs, no Ubers, traffic was complete gridlock, so instead of getting a hotel which some people (me) might have done, Matt rented a bicycle and rode out of the city.
Things were running smoothly until Friday. Matt had the day off, and he was working on the family room while I was working in my office. Mid-afternoon I heard a big bang, and then Matt appeared at the top of the stairs and said, "Slight unexpected fiasco. I just broke a window."
So that's how we spent Friday night ordering (new!) (safe!) (unbreakable!) glass for the window, and then installing it.
Saturday was the most gorgeous morning, so I went for a long walk and willed winter to stay away. We went to my sister-in-law's for dinner and were home in time to watch the second half of the Penn State-Iowa game.
Now I'm gearing up for election day tomorrow. This weekend I bought apples and a big tub of caramel dip, but depending on how the night goes, I might just eat the caramel with a spoon.