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Halloween aftermath... - Unbeliever's Land
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Halloween aftermath...
To answer compostwormbin , and because we were planning on posting this anyway, I present:

     Our Halloween Timeline:

     Time  ToTs   Chart
     6:40    7    *******
     6:50   17    *****************
     7:00   27    ***************************
     7:10   29    *****************************
     7:20   33    *********************************
     7:30   29    *****************************
     7:40   18    ******************
     7:50   47    ***********************************************
     8:00   10    **********
     8:10   27    ***************************
     8:20   39    ***************************************
     8:30   16    ****************
     8:40    8    ********
     8:50    4    ****
     9:00    6    ******
     9:10   10    **********
     9:20    0
     9:30    2    **
     9:40    1    *

     TOTAL = 330 Trick-or-Treaters, over a three-hour period

...and that's just about exactly how many dollars we spent on candy.  (Next year, we oughta hand out one-dollar bills!)

It didn't rain on Halloween eve after all (it rained the day before, and the day after, but God smiled on the ToTs this year).  ;)

I doled out one handful of handy to each ToT (not just a piece or two, but as much as I could grab).  The kids were very impressed.  :)

Out of two large tub-fulls of candy, we had about a sixth of a tub left at the end of the night.  (For a short period there, we *ACTUALLY* started to worry we wouldn't have enough).

The remainder, Angela and I split (she gets what *SHE* likes best, I get what *I* like best, and we split the Reeses peanut butter cups).  :)

I officially don't have to buy snacks for work anymore until 2009... :)

Current Emotional State: satisfied satisfied

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compostwormbin From: compostwormbin Date: November 4th, 2008 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)
TOTAL = 330 Trick-or-Treaters, over a three-hour period.

...and that's just about exactly how many dollars we spent on candy.

Um, I really hope you're joking. That's quite a wad of dough to blow on candy. With 330 trick or treaters I am sure it's expensive regardless. But if we had that many in my neighborhood I'd turn out the lights and go out for the eveing.

Yeah that probably doesn't sound friendly. I do like halloween. But 330 trick or treaters is waaaay too many. From my experience, more like 33 is about right.
unbeliever64 From: unbeliever64 Date: November 4th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. I agree. We're kinda goin' overboard here.

But we like it. The looks on the kids faces (and the comments!) when they see the Giant Vat o' Candy and the fistfuls I'm doling out, is very rewarding.

Angela and I like being the "cool grownups" -- and since we don't have any kids of our own, why not?

Eventually, we'll move somewhere else, and we probably won't get nearly so many ToTs. But as long as we're in Yuppie Central, we're playing it up... :)

I set up my office chair about two feet from the door (no point in being any further away; I barely get a chance to sit for those three hours as it is), and Angela reclines on the couch, positioned so she can see the kids at the door.

I dole, she tallies (mostly out of curiosity).

And over those three hours, we barely make it through one hour of recorded TV...
compostwormbin From: compostwormbin Date: November 4th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh! And how on earth did you get exact tallies in ten minute increments?????
unbeliever64 From: unbeliever64 Date: November 4th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Angela keeps a digital clock handy, and writes down the exact time of each knock/doorbell ring, along with how many people get candy before I manage to close the door again.

Then, she just summarized by ten minute increments.

At the height of the bell curve, I barely manage to shut the door at all between groups... :)

It's true... by the time the night is half-over, I *AM* asking myself (jokingly) "why are we doing this again?" :)
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