Last weekend was the big weekend for the Hallowe'en enthusiasts to start decorating. Some of the inflatables are out in the yard where the guy loves to set them up, a new house has very neat spider-webs and spiders on all the little bushes and clumps of ornamental bamboo, and there are strings of orange lights on some of the porches on our block. This morning I walked back from the bus via the bank, and came across a still sealed missive from an insurance company lying on the sidewalk a block over from its address, so I first went there. The porch had a tableau of a seated skeleton with a skeletal cat at its feet, and near the door, another small animal skeleton in a seated posture, I guessed a chihuahua. The entire yard was fenced off from the driveway, so rather than pop the gate, I reached over the top of the fence and tossed the envelope onto the porch. Whereupon the skeletal cat's eyes lit up red and it started hissing and yowling ghoulishly. The lady then opened the door and I had to explain.