When you do not have air conditioning in your house, you get by with the jumbo sized box of sugar free Popsicles and oscillating fans, which is what I resorted to yesterday. Yes, it was the first day of summer, but it was on the very toasty side, even for my part of town, which is usually a good 10 degrees cooler than it is inland.
Once the sun went down, my husband invited a couple of friends over. One is my husband's high school buddy CM and the other is our friend Sam. CM is currently recovering from a nasty bicycle accident that resulted in several broken bones, including his back. (Yeah, we compared injury notes.) He has also dabbled in playing the drums throughout the years, and he even played with his band at our wedding (back in '82.) CM is now back to riding his bike and drumming again. Sam is also a musician. He is a self-taught guitar player, and can play the most beautiful Spanish ballads and sings. Our son took advantage of this situation and cleaned up the garage area where he keeps his drum kit and guitars... I don't know why I didn't take pictures because it was the cleanest I've ever seen it.
We had our own personal concert last night, plus fireworks from the not so distant Sea World, ice cold beers and barbecued steaks, etc. My son was just besides himself because it has been extremely hard for him to find someone who really knows how to play the drums. My son would begin playing a song and CM would add the drum beat. Sam also had a turn at the electric guitars, which took some getting used to (he normally plays acoustic guitars) and before long, Sam was singing and playing the lead of a Spanish ballad, my son was playing rhythm and ad libbing some rifts, and CM was keeping beat with his awesome drumming technique. I was in awe. This was one of those times where everything just fell into place, and we had one of the best evenings.
Sunday, today, is also warm, but not nearly as warm as it was yesterday. My in-laws wanted the family to meet for brunch at a place along the bay, to celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary. I'd like to say that it was great, but it was just OK. The point of the brunch was getting everyone together, which is hard to do. There were a few no shows, including my daughter who was scheduled to work. The scenery was lovely, as we were able to watch the sail boats go by as we dined.
In recoup news, I'm getting around better, but I still need the cane. The pain is lessening, but some days are better than others. Pain medications come in real handy. I'll be checking out morning pool hours this week and see if I can get myself swimming, somewhere.
Saturday - Fall Out Boy - Run-DMZ
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