halloween was uneventful for us.
no kids come to an apartment door, we didnt go to any parties, and we didnt walk the streets in costume. what did happen was that on friday we received a packet of our mail thats been going to our permanent address in michigan (thanks phil) and it had all kinds of treats. some expected things and some not so expected...
like the letter from france saying we never paid taxes. oh, you mean on those 5 euros we earned while working over there? it looks like the government found us by tracking our address change we gave to our bank. it apparently came in september and said we had 30 days to send in the money. we dont even have our pay stubs here with us. dave is working on corresponding with them to let them know we just received the letter, that we will have to track down pay stubs, but that we are totally willing to do whatever it is that is a part of this process. what sucks is that, its practically guaranteed that IF we even owe any taxes, its going to be like 40 centimes. i mean...come on!
erg. whatever. just a friendly remnant of french living. a reminder of one of the things i am NOT sad to have left behind.
on another note, from that farm co-op we are a part of, we had gotten two pumpkins. on halloween night, they were sitting around and we were sitting around and then dave suggested we carve them. just for fun, to have something to do together. so, i carved a cat head in mine, while dave chose to carve "+1" in his to be a stand-in for the monster who will be with us next halloween. cute.
(kinda hard to see that they are actually pumpkins since we forgot to get candles but we did our best)