A Quiet Night in Newburgh NY
Halloween this year was definitely not the same. Our visit with Hurricane Sandy this week had shifted priorities for many in the community. Some of us are luckier than others since the Hurricane stormed through the region. Schools have been closed all week and power restoration is slow but steady. Halloween, Trick or Treat, and costumes have taken a back seat for many during the cleanup. Many locations have canceled Halloween and other locations postponed festivities until the weekend.
I know that kids are very disappointed as it is always fun to run around the neighborhood and filling their buckets with candy. This year is a bit different. Safety for many locations was an issue with downed trees and power lines still decorating the streets rather than spider webs, ghosts and goblins. Children walking around in the dark would not be the best idea.
My neighborhood was just fine, and tonight I did see a few children come to my door in hopes of a trick or a treat! While I had no tricks up my sleeve….. candy was what I had to offer. I am always glad to see the kids come in costume. It reminds me of my little girls and how much they enjoyed the process every year. Dressing up and pretending was always a hit! Once my girls left home it was just me, my husband and my dog that would greet the neighborhood children.
Happy faces found their way to my doorstep tonight and the children all looked like they were having fun. A quiet night as we only had a handful of the neighborhood children visit. Of course now I have way too much candy in my house. After a snow storm last year and a hurricane this year I opt for a weather free event for 2013.. we can only hope!
Janis Borgueta is a Realtor in Newburgh NY. Her blog is about living, working and Real Estate in The Hudson Valley. If you would like more information about Real Estate in Newburgh NY and Living in the Hudson Valley, please subscribe to this blog. When you are looking to buy a new home, Search the MLS for New Homes in Newburgh NY