Linda lives in Pollock Pines, northeast of here, and the route to her house is even more convoluted than to Farview. She had offered to drive the three of us, and we accepted. Home improvement seems to be the order of the day. Linda has been clearing property as well as having her house painted, and an unexpected project cropped up yesterday. The promised air conditioner had gone kerphlooey. She placed several small fans in the kitchen where we congregated so the A/C was hardly missed. Good conversation trumps A/C any day. Later we enjoyed a meal of baked salmon and a spinach salad with fresh strawberries and slivered almonds. It was then, and only then, that I realized I'd left the bean salad in my truck. Sigh. After gelato with elegant toppings out on the deck, Linda drove us back to my truck. Another great meeting of the Ladies of Fair Play.
Later, sitting on my deck with Bessie Anne, I received a message from Dave telling me that "my boys" in the Freed Spirits are planning, on their own initiative and without a suggestion from him, to ride up again to "take care of Momma's to-do list." Talk about making a gal feel good!
All in all, it was a day to warm the cockles of my heart. (I'll be eating three-bean salad for a week.)