We’re in a new location this year, so we have no historical data. We’ve also added a toddler of our own and a manual handheld people counter to the mix. The neighbors say the candy count can get high in these parts.
I enjoy Halloween and seeing all the trick or treaters come to the house in their costumes. Being a geek, I also like to track the numbers, as it helps me plan candy purchases in the future.
I’m tracking our treaters in real time. You can see the metrics on the graph below. I define “hoodlums” as kids who don’t dress up and are just out for the candy. I give them candy, viewing it mostly as a bribe, so they don’t egg my house later.
Ryann and I were blessed with a new child through adoption in late September! Our prayers have been answered and we are very lucky. We won’t be posting lots of pictures in public forums due to privacy concerns (ask Stacy about this if interested), but you will see a few pictures on our Facebook ID’s.
Clete is handling the new addition well. He loves all the new smells and has become very protective and nurturing. When the little “muon” is crying, he’ll walk up and give his head a lick.
We’ve been humbled and overwhelmed by the generous and loving response. Thanks to all our family & friends for your support.
Hello world! After a number of years using Drupal for this page, I decided it was time for a change. Drupal is a great CMS framework, terrific if you need lots of powerful features, and flexible if you are a web developer. For us, this is overkill and introduces a lot of complexity, so I migrated the site to WordPress. This will make site maintenance and content updates a lot easier to manage.
Besides an updated uden.org, Ryann and I also have two new websites! Ryann and her friend Lynne started a new blog about great books. Check out http://landoflostbooks.com.
Our community marching band continues to perform at Independence Day parades, and I decided we needed a place to show off our pictures & videos, and keep our fans updated. The new Palatine Area Community Marching Band website is at http://pacmb.org.
Big news in our lives. We are officially on the waiting list to be adoptive parents! We are going through the Cradle in Evanston, and you can see our online profile here. The Cradle is a first class operation, and we would recommend them.