No word yet on the three day week - apparently HR have been less than enthusiastic in the past about those kinds of arrangements. Here's hoping.
When I posted previously about having Halloween off, I realised from your comments that it's not a holiday in the UK or the States. "That's tough not having a break until Christmas" I thought.
And then I realised that you Americans have Thanksgiving, which frankly kicks Halloween's arse! Consider my sympathy sharply revoked. Not only do you get to gorge on masses of food with friends and family (a Christmas dry-run if you like) but it's also non-denominational so everyone gets to join in. Halloween is brilliant when you're a kid, but as a grumpy adult it's worn a little thin - the little feckers that started letting off bangers and fireworks two weeks ago are driving me bananas. There's only so many sweets you can eat too - I could eat tons of the stuff as a kid but I've developed an intolerance to hard-core sugar gluttony as a grown up. (Moan and sigh...can still handle the savoury blowouts though)