2. Another exciting October development - I'm getting a new deck! The whole development is getting composite decking and 50-year guaranteed trim. They also came around and painted the trim everywhere, so I guess the house is getting a bit of a facelift. My Halloween decor is going to look superb against the updates.
3. It took Napoleon a month, but he finally de-squeaked one of those indestructible puppy toys. It's nice to know that at age 7, he's still destroying things with the gusto and efficiency of a puppy. May that always be the case.