298 Trick-or-Treaters

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Record year this year despite Halloween being on a weekday. The weather was pretty nice, which I’m guessing made it more amenable to be out, but otherwise I’m not sure why we got such a boost. We even shut down half an hour early - at 8:00p instead of 8:30p - to get Phoenix to bed. (We had a couple of kids knock after we shut the lights off, so you see those in that final time block.)

2013: 298

Cumulative data:

</tr> </thead> </table> The costume this year was a BioShock splicer. ![Travis as a splicer](https://www.paraesthesia.com/images/20131101_splicer.jpg) Jenn didn't get her costume done, but is working on a splicer costume for the Halloween party we're attending this weekend. Phoenix was, at various points, a fairy; a princess; and Merida from *Brave*. People in general were much more pleasant this year, but it probably helped that Phoenix was the one handing out the candy most of the time. It's hard to be pissed off with a two year old fairy putting candy in your bag. Even the older kids who are usually sort of belligerent got really friendly. Plus, Phoe had a great time with it and talked to all of them like they were best friends. This was also Phoe's first trick-or-treat year. She went to Jenn's work, my mom's work, and my work; and she also ran up and down our block. There's more candy at our house than we know what to do with, and she had a total blast.
2006 2007</th> 2008</th> 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Time Block 6:00p - 6:30p 52 5 14 17 19 31 -- 28
6:30p - 7:00p 59 45 71 51 77 80 -- 72
7:00p - 7:30p 35 39 82 72 76 53 -- 113
7:30p - 8:00p 16 25 45 82 48 25 -- 80
8:00p - 8:30p 0 21 25 21 39 0 -- 5
  Total 162 139 237 243 259 189 -- 298