At this point, Wendy comes over to me and says "I gotta introduce you to this guy" ... so I walk over and say "Hi, I'm Wendy's husband, Alek Komarnitsky" ... needless to say, it was quite the crackup, perhaps even more so for me.
Alan had read the whole Christmas Decorations story and had an amazing memory, so it was fun chatting with him. He's also a pretty serious photographer, so we talked about that too. Nice guy (and nice family) and I'm glad to see 'em move into the neighborhood.
And oh yeah, I'll be warming up with my halloween stuff so my Christmas Lights this year will be as good as Alek Komarnitsky's! ;-)