No, I'm not hiding, just trapped under several deadlines.
Tomorrow is going to be extra sad. It will be the first Halloween since The Carmens moved away. Every year Carmen and I would drag our chairs, bowls of candy, and libations (!) down to the curb to greet the Trick or Treaters, thus saving them the trip up our killer driveways.
Speeders Beware! I've been known to whip Laffy Taffy at cars that are driving too fast.