I re-planted one window box and one round color bowl with flowers that will winter over, I hope, and I refilled the bird feeders that the house-finches enjoy so much.
I shopped and ran errands and took myself out for a chicken noodle and veggie lunch at the closest bakery, a favorite haunt for us old folks.
By evening it was raining and we weren't sure how that would impact Halloween trick-or-treating. The numbers are definitely down - we usually have over 200, but I don't think we'll reach that this night. Still, it was fun to open the door and see who came by with their costumes and buckets. There's a lit jack-o-lantern on the front steps to welcome them.
And all evening, while we were answering the door, we had the TV news on and watched the storm devastation left by Sandy. It's absolutely mind-boggling, I don't know you bounce back after all that. I feel so sorry for everyone and there's not a single thing I can do about it from my rainy post here in northern California. But the other half of the nation is certainly on my mind this day.