The boys are old enough now that they are left on their own recognisance and we do not expect to see either before midnight. It is a perfect Halloween night. A full moon, dark storm clouds moving very quickly across the sky and rain threatening. This pumpkin carved by Maya completes the picture perfectly.

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Maya, with limitted assistance from her parents, constructed her own costume this year. I always consider Maya good enough to eat but this evening she looked more tempting than usual.

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As if this night will not see enough consumption of undesirable calories the girls participated in this contest which rewards the first to eat a donut suspended from a string without using your hands or letting any part of the donut hit the ground.

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What would a fall party be without bobbing for apples? No children were drowned in the playing of this game.

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Pizza and veggies were offered to fortify the trick-or-treaters for their long journey ahead.

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Not everyone had arived yet but I took advantage of the opportunity to capture some of Maya’s guests.

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Maya has become quite a little soccer beast. In this photo she executes a flying full volley. She leaps in the air and clears the ball over three attackers. Brothers take note, it won’t be too much longer before your little sister can take you to school. Maya played the full match and her team settled for a tie against Sudbury.

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The product is called the S5 and it is a fully contained wireless music system. Plug it in and you have music anywhere in your home, controlled from the palm of your hand. Response to this product has been overwhelming and we believe it will be the most popular in the companies history.

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I would be hard pressed to remember a more intense day at work in my last ten years on the job. My team and I had to track down potential problems with our newly released product. We received a batch of 30 units at 10AM from Santa Barbara and had to test, sort, diagnose, and repair them all by 3:30PM so they could be shipped to Europe where they are being distributed to the press for review. It took ten of us every second of the day and in the end we were able to ship 26 units which met our quality standards. The teamwork was amazing and reminded me of my Truevision days. I trimmed woofer gaskets and transported boxes from the 6th to 7th floor for shipping.

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I caught this sunset out of my office window. It will be several more hours before I leave for home and my only photo of the day.

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We use an electric containment fence for Nala so that she can stay outside as much as she wants to. She has literally worn a path along the perimeter which she patrols relentlessly and at very high speeds. Part of this path goes through one of our gardens and we have learned not to plant anything along her race track. When she reaches one of several observation points she pauses to survey her domain.

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With Halloween around the corner all the farm stands are displaying their finest pumpkins. The one pictured here is among the strangest I have ever seen featuring peanut shell like protuberances over much of the surface of an otherwise normal albiet pink pumpkin.

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My team worked around the clock and into the evening today to find this workmanship defect in one of our new products that failed in the field. The device labeled 4703 is a resistor so small you could fit 50 on the face of a dime. The left hand side was not properly soldered to the pad below it and caused the unit to fail. My only contirbution to the effort was in capturing the photographic record for the failure analysis that will go back to our contract manufacturer in China.

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For those who have never experienced fall in New England, there is really nothing like it. The intensity of color variations that can be found is extraordinary.

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