At the rate things have been going, it will be a major accomplishment just to make it to Halloween in one piece this year. I mean, I'm sure we will make it, it's just going to feel like it took everything in the tank to get there. I am especially grateful that this year Halloween happens to fall on a Friday. As I've been known to pontificate now and then, certain days not currently observed as business-closing occasions really should be, and All Saint's Day is one of them because everyone, young and old, could use a day off after the night before to sleep off some kind of hangover or another. (Sometimes more than one at once!)
So at least November dawns on a Saturday this fall, and the running of the witch's gauntlet can cross a finish line that leads directly into a day of rest. Small favors and all that.