October 13th, 2021

Humphreys

A Halloween Fic for Thespian15

Title: Welcome to the Neighborhood
Genre: Are You Being Served?
Rating: PG
Word Count: 924
Prompt: Mr. Humphries is invited by his friendly neighbors to a Halloween party, but he has doubts...

thespian15 I hope you enjoy your bit of Halloween cheer! My thanks to you for playing along and to sparky955 for all her help!

The whole store had been abuzz with Mr. Grace’s new marketing campaign, straight from America. Grace Bros. was doing Halloween… or at least their version of it. The staff were less than impressed.

“I can’t believe we are reduced to this.” Mrs. Slocomb was dressed as a winged monkey, while Miss Brahms sported a short and rather sexy witch’s outfit. Mrs. Slocomb was not happy about it. “Imagine me trying to fit a brassier dressed like this.”

“At least you aren’t dressed like Mr. Granger.” Mr. Humphries glanced over at the senior salesman for the Gent’s Ready Made. He was wearing a giant Kool Ade pitcher. The face that glared out at the world was not a happy one.Collapse )
Minion Vampire

an update.

Haven't one one of these for a bit, so I thought it was time.

We are all set for Halloween. Yesterday I sent out the party invitations and set the menu, so I guess we are actually doing this. It will be the first time we have invited neighbors to come, but our circle of friends has dwindled over the years, thanks to death and old age... or is that old age and death? In any event, we are doing this.

Two weeks ago, I stopped taking my statin and my legs have never felt better. I'm still having some pain in one knee, but just the knee and that could well be arthritis. I'm getting ultrasounds done on both my legs come Friday, so hopefully that will help answer some questions, too. I've started taking supplements to help with my cholesterol, which wasn't an issue beforehand. the statins were a precaution... A precaution that nearly crippled me. Again, my thanks to you, shirebound. You saved me.

TBG took our friend to the City (SF) to have his ear checked out. He was a small melanoma, which they will need to remove. We were just happy it wasn't worse news. I had a lovely luncheon with Barb. Ever since her apology, she has been the old Barb again, funny, engaging and not confrontational.

She did tell me that she has pulled the plug on Thanksgiving dinner. Her family still refuses to leave their house because of Covid and so many of the other folks are getting too old to travel. We are going to have dinner at Jeff's and will all pitch in to make something. That will be fun. Then The Boy and J will be home on the 29th for dinner. It'll be our last one for a while, so I'm pulling out all the stops. I am so going to miss those guys (for anyone who doesn't know or remember, they are moving to Australia in April).

I am trying to figure out the best way of telling TBG that I think it's time we go with an artificial tree for Christmas. The real ones are costing the earth and we just toss them afterwards. I can get several wreaths and garland for half the cost if he wants the smell. The last tree we got didn't even have any smell at all. Keep your fingers crossed.

See? This is why I don't update more. Haven't done this is a month and this is all I can think of to report. Life is just too mellow (for which I am thankful) around here.
Thoughtful David McCallum

Just wondering

Have you ever not been able to find a single entry for something on the computer (not due to a misspelling, or a person, or the like, but that something didn't even exist)?

When was the last time you had to deal with a flat tire?

What’s the dumbest thing someone has argued with you about?