Since we were gone from our house during trick-or-treating hours, we left a big bowl of candy on a table by the front door, with a note inviting the visitors to take some candy. We've done this the last several years, and I must say that the trick-or-treaters that come to our house are very polite - we've never had a problem with pumpkins being smashed outside, or the candy bowl being taken, etc. In fact, there are always a few pieces of candy remaining in the bowl when we return (not many pieces, but still a few). This year was no exception, but for some reason, CT thought we needed a "protector" to watch over our house while we were gone yesterday. Here is a photo of our protector for the evening:
Yes, this is a picture of the outside of our living room window, and yes, that would be Captain Jean-Luc Picard from the television series "Star Trek". CT inherited Jean-Luc from Leanne's father-in-law, RW. Over the summer, RW had a big garage sale and when we stopped by his house, CT stumbled upon Jean-Luc. RW was all too happy to give Jean-Luc a good home, and said to CT, "Take it - it's yours!" CT thought he just won the lottery.
So, not only did Jean-Luc come to a good home, he was put to good use as our protector. And all was well at our house on Halloween.