This year though, things have changed. COVID means that it is just not safe to be out trick or treating. Going to several different houses seeing many different people just doesn't seem like a wise idea to me. Also, given my swelled up hip these days, the thought of going downstairs a few extra times just to see kids in costumes doesn't seem very appealing. I also know that this weekend is the hardest weekend of the year for me. On Sunday, like much of North America, we fall back. Sunday evening, it will be getting quite dark at 5pm. Sure getting up with a bit of daylight for a week or two in nice, but by mid November here in Central Alberta, we will be getting up in the dark and the sun will be setting at 430. Sunday time change is a dark day for me no matter if it happens on the 1st or the 7th (are my Saskatchewan "we don't change our time" roots showing?). To have Hallowe'en and time change happen on the same night is double witching hour for me.