A few points to make:
*I didn't make the pumpkin, my friend did. I just claimed it when she was done with it.
*I thought that since we live in the semi-hood that someone would smash any pumpkin I put outside the front door. Happily, it's been almost three whole days and we still have a complete pumpkin! Let's hear it for the people who have decided not to touch it (at least not yet)!
*It's not actually fall in southeast Texas. Today it's in the mid-80's and when I woke up both yesterday and today, The Weather Channel stated that it was 100% humidity. I expect fall sometime around the beginning of December. Or January. Or never.