This last week has been a bit hectic, people coming and going: Helper Dude, Computer Guy, and a couple of nice visits with Cam and Arden. As a consequence, feed supplies had run low or out and even though Pete was due midday yesterday, a trip to Mt. Aukum was imperative. I loaded up Bess and off we went. It was a perfectly glorious morning and a car club was making the most of it. I passed a string of little European sports cars headed toward the wineries, and the parking lot at the store was jam-packed with more...older Alpha-Romeos, Mini Coopers, and I'm pretty sure I saw an Aston Martin (James Bond's car of choice), and I don't know how many others. Business was brisk inside and I heard that over sixty-five cars were participating. Needing to get home, I didn't dawdle. A snazzy white car zipped past me. "Hmm, that looks like Pete's car," but I couldn't think why he'd be heading away from home base.
Turns out it was Pete, and he showed up shortly after me. I was glad he'd gotten to see the car rally. He was impressed with the older cars and the participants were impressed with his muscle car. I had asked Pete's help in fine-tuning my computer, the modem, and my cellphone. When in doubt, ask an expert. We spent the better part of the day with our heads in cyberspace and I learned a lot. I'm not computer illiterate, but technology progresses and I was behind the times.
Last week I'd invited Harold for dinner and Pete had time to join us, so I needed to start cooking. This was not to be a fancy dinner: Well-caramelized kielbasa, Lyonnaise potatoes, and cold sliced beets in a balsamic vinaigrette with tarragon. Pete and Harold got on like a house afire, and there was a lot of laughing at the table, just the way I like it. Who said three's a crowd? Both guys needed to get out of the hills before dark, so they took off not long after eating.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't whupped after the last week. I put the kids to bed and collapsed in my chair. It had been a productive, most enjoyable day, but I was ready for an early bedtime.