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Sunday, July 8, 2012


It's taken 3 days of laying low (not that I could've done much in this heat) to recover from the party. All went well, much eating and drinking and yakkety yak. The last stray limp potato chip has been found and trashed. Things are mostly back in place. I love our gang gatherings. Kinda sweet to look around and see the same faces as years go by. We all know each other so well and will still hang out together. Which doesn't mean we don't take shots, we do. Just not anything that will draw blood. And then a friend stayed over Friday on his way back north. So yeah, just a little fried.

Richard Davis of the Heat Fund has started a fund to help the Diamondstones, who lost their uninsured house to fire last week. Info here

There's a ridiculous amount of bad going on but I won't go into it now, it's much too late at night. As for the news that's usually on here, it'll be back to it in the morning. Droughts, floods, all the wild rides our fellow babies are taking these days.

I hope everyone getting soaked is keeping safe and dry. I hope everyone in the heat and drought is safe and has enough water. Catch up in the morning.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad your get-together went well.
This heat has been brutal but the worst part is the no rain bit. Yesterday we had exactly one handful of rain that was thrown at us. That was it. No more.
What a shame your neighbours had no insurance. I can understand how some folks let it is expensive and sometimes you feel like you're paying it for nothing..then something like this happens. Luckily there are good folks around who try to help.

Geo. said...

Delightful you still have enough friends for an exhausting party! Hang onto them. Most of mine wandered off years ago, but those few remaining are more easily exhausted. Lunch and a glass of wine will do it, so I guess things balance out.

Austan said...

Lawless- I don't understand how it can be so humid and not rain. It's not hellaciously hot today but there's no rain in sight.

Yeah, they'd owned that house for 44 years. They were also flooded by Irene last year, so I don't know what the story of the insurance is. They need help and once again our little town will pitch in.

Austan said...

Geo- One of us had cancer this year and I was most happy to see him hale and with us. I treasure those people. The exhaustion is very worth it. There's nothing like a group of friends who've seen all the warts and are still there.

sdt (a.k.a. stevil) said...

It was a wonderful party - at least for the all too short time I was there. But the post party gossip was almost better (wicked grin).