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A trick or treating post-mortem

Sammy was a lady bug and casual has heck. She knew the candy wasn't going anywhere. Henry was Thomas the Tank Engine and extremely excited about the whole process. They both behaved well. Henry usually remembered to say "trick or treat" and "thank you". Plus, he always made sure that Sammy got her candy... when she finally made it to the door. :-)
We just went around the block near Melissa's parent's house. The result was plenty of candy though. Too bad it started to rain. That pretty much cleared the streets. I suppose it is expected. It usually seems to rain on Halloween. The one weird thing was how bright it was. It would have been quite dark without the time change. I suppose that's good from the safety perspective. It still seems to have taken away from the experience bit.


Trick or Treating here we come! Time to teach the kids to take candy from strangers!

Strange holiday now that I think about it.

Oh how they've grown...

It's been a while since I mentioned the kids really. Henry's gonna be smarter either of us. He can identify by sight his numbers from one to ten and can identify his letters as well. I'm pretty sure I couldn't do that by the time I was three. He is still a pretty stubborn kid but he does seem to understand that we're just trying to teach him. He's just small fry so he should grow out of it.

Sammy decided a few weeks ago that it was time to talk and has been steadily increasing the number of words she uses. She has understood many for a while but now she's really learning. She still has plenty of times where she just screams and cries rather than use her knew found vocabulary. She is quite a bit like her brother in other ways too. She imitates him constantly and has quite the attitude of her own.

SCO OpenServer 5 and SCO UnixWare 7

I just saw an advertisement for SCO OpenServer 5 and SCO UnixWare 7 for the first time. I'm not sure why they bothered. Is anyone giving them new business?

We finally replaced the "trick" door knob

It started out so simple. We were just going do a little cleaning. It didn't take very long for Melissa to ruin my day. :-) She started the dishwasher and the pipe under the sink decided to break completely and start dumping water all over. Lacking a wrench large enough to remove the broken piece, Melissa called her dad. He and I plus a couple of trips to the hardware store allowed us to replace the broken piece. It actually went pretty well. We even managed to reduce the amount of space it took up under the sink. The highlight for me was during the second trip to the hardware store, I found a piece that will allow me to avoid using ten bucks in parts. Those I can take back for a refund. Joy.

That success convinced Melissa that I should finally replace the door knob to our kitchen. (Darn, no more trick door.) Trying to replace the door knob taught me two things. One, pull harder. Two, not all door knobs use the same size hole in the door. We'll see if I can find one fits the existing hole in the door, otherwise, we may have to make another call to my father-in-law to borrow more tools.

The Simpson's Movie

We went to see the Simpsons movie at the Woodland mall Celebration Cinema. It was not a great movie, many of the jokes didn't seem to fly. It was still worth seeing and at $3.50 a person it is a cheap ticket. Plus, I had $2.00 coupon towards concessions so a large pop was actually reasonably priced. Keeping with the discount theme meant no dinner. However, the whole thing ended up being ruined because Melissa pushed me in the hallway of the theater. I'm still holding it against her. :-)