Mid-Week And All Is Well

What do you call a fake noodle? An Impasta.

I was up at 5:00 AM because the watch was found; it’s a long story.  As I passed into the dining room, I noticed the floor was orange?  Oops, did I spill something last night? What is happening?

Nope, Paul is innocent for once.  The fires were spreading the photo-chemical-aerosols all over the area, and Mr. Sun was having a problem peaking though!  I had plans to walk but decided with the air quality so bad; I would work around the house instead.

At 6:30 AM, looking East from my house. (That tomato bush is now history)

The wash got done, and I made a short wine run up the 605 as I was tired of buying a bottle at a time.  Two cases ought to handle things nicely. Today a visit to the Two-Buck-Chuck-Store is in the plans.

Luisa came over and then Robin.  While they discussed curtain rods and stuff, I watched in amazement.  How do they know all this information?   We jointly selected rods. We have the material and the sheer fabric chosen.  Luisa is going to calculate the damages, and then we will get started.

We decided to go to lunch at Taco Surf as Robin wanted to stay away from Seal Beach! They had a dining room set up outside. It was quite pleasant. Knowing I was going to have dinner tonight, I did the crispy two taco dish as it is mostly grass.

Taco Surf, you have met your match!

The three of us sat and talked for a good hour, checking up on everybody. Luisa and Robin have known each other for quite a while now.  I wish Lisa had been here to join in.

Always a smile!

After lunch, Robin stayed with me, and she watched her General Hospital while I worked in the back yard, taking out tomatoes and getting ready for the weekend.  I had a tiny helper, Mr. Lizard, who was no more than an inch long.  He got a ride on the top of the trash can from where he was in the back yard to the front yard, a real adventure for the little guy.

My little helper.

Around 4:30 PM, I headed to Mary’s to pick her up for dinner at Patty’s Place.  After working all day, I did not want her to be driving after a big dinner and a glass of wine; besides, she would have time to visit Mr. Scout.   The view from her home was like mine, orangy, and loaded with ash.

We met Robin at Patty’s and had a great seat in front of the fish tank. The sky was looking pretty worse for wear.  On the way to Patty’s, I referred to the bright spot in the sky as the moon by accident; perhaps a Halloween Moon?

At 5:00 PM from Mary’s house looking West

Robin joined us about ten minutes after we arrived. The three of us sat and talked for quite a while, probably 7:30 PM. We are beginning to plan out the holidays and Robin, of course, takes care of the “old man”!

Robin arrives at Patty’s.

The girls were having a wonderful time talking about “stuff”; I enjoyed listening to the banter.  Dinner was outstanding. Mary fits right in with her marvelous sense of humor.

Robin and Mary get along wonderfully!

It happened again, we match.  I know Mary loves green, so I took a chance.  Robin had a prime seat tonight with a view of the fish tank.

Thanks, Robin!

It was time to go, so we put on our masks and headed out.  The Ghost was fired up and ready to hit the freeway.  He is on automatic these days and had the route firmly ingrained in his head.

On our way out, I forgot how to wear the mask. I got some IMMEDIATE help!

I had asked Chuck to sing Amazing Grace, and he said he would, and he did.  He popped into the window and delivered a spectacular rendition of Amazing Grace using curbside service.  Mary, who has a beautiful voice,  sang along with him.  Dinner and a floor show!  Can’t beat that!

Chuck came to the car and sang for us! Mary chimed right in.

The Ghost lurched into the parking lot, did a 720-degree turn (he is such a show-off), and then zipped down the freeway, with complete abandon, for the next 19 miles trip to Miss Mary’s abode.  I visited with Scout for a few minutes and then headed back home.

The pool looked inviting, but alas, I don’t want to swim alone, so I had my cup of coffee and crashed.  Tomorrow I must walk as I have put on a couple of pounds this last week with all the dining out activities.

The pool was beautiful this evening.

Tomorrow I am going to “Girls Night Out” at the Elks, set up some appointments, and perhaps go to the nursery to see what I should be planting.  It is September, and the winter garden needs some attention.

It was a great day!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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