Obviously things are NOT QUITE set up correctly as yet, since instead of having slow dial-up that is always available I have fast broadband that is down 99% of the time. Since Friday afternoon I've had a few minutes yesterday morning (It's on! Oh! Oh, it's off...) and today it has been on and off... I would've called Comcast on Friday except that a long outage was unprecedented -- so I thought (at 3 when it went off) that it would be ON ANY MINUTE... I'm not particularly worried about it, but Dave and Rachael are here from Illinois. They were here yesterday. I've been trying to entice Dave into There by sending him shots of Osprey in a hot tub, etc., and it was JUST DAMNED INCONVENIENT that we couldn't go There yesterday. I hadn't seen D+R since Dave became wheelchair-bound. I had dinner chez Looper with D+R, and it was a lot of fun. Yesterday they all taunted me about There -- saying maybe I was trying to keep it secret from them... Dave said he wasn't sure he had anything to wear in a hot tub. I said ('coy), "OH WELL!"
Jim brought all kinds of groovy snacks -- which I appreciated a lot as shopping is not my fave, and I was in a time-squeeze for some reason, and only just picked up E and got back shortly before their eta.
D+R bought two of my paintings, "Celebration Olympia Artists" and "City Trees." Cityscapes of Olympia and Tacoma repectively. Shipping The larger one may be somewhat hard.
The lake denizens had their big celebration last night for some unknown reason. You'd think "July 4th" would be celebrated on the Fourth of July, however it seems to relate to calling a game "football" in which one doesn't use one's feet. There was a cover band that was a good cover band (classic 60s rock!) -- like all cover bands the songs sounded the same after a while. Fireworks... Perhaps there'll be much more in the fireworks department tonight -- I don't really care, but E likes fireworks. I like the smell, but you can't smell anything from my house. I love the smell of gunpowder in the evening...
Today SJ and Michael might come to escape Seattle. I hope they do! I'm picking up E again. Looper+D+R are going up to drop a watermelon off the steel bridge today. Mr. Looper arose at 3am to fly to Atlanta (to set up a stage show ). D+R fly out on ... Tuesday I believe (Dave has an oncologist appt). Jim returns on... Wednesday? Well, something like that. Dave looks good but his tumors are starting to appear on the outside. He told me he was relieved to see me as he'd been worried.
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