We were supposed to have a neighborhood block party, but it was cancelled at the 11th hour. The family that was organizing it cited last minute conflicts (a.k.a the AbbyNormals said they're bringing baked beans - cancel the party!!)
So it was a rather subdued evening. We staged a game night that mainly included China cowering under the table and Napolion meowing incessantly because he probably wanted to go outside and slaughter whatever was causing all the racket. Apparently neither pet has any appreciation for their freedoms.
It was a nice all around week, the highlights of which were a few quick visits with brother Guano and family. They were around for a few days, but busy busy, so I only snagged a couple of snippets, but all good. And the snippets included catching up with a couple of good friends from the growing up days as well.
Additionally, it was nice to get our kids together with their Guano cousins for a bit of socializing. I didn't get any photos from this visit, but I found this one of Wolfgang and Guano's oldest from... what... just a couple years ago, I think?
I also got a new computer this week! More on that later. We're still in the awkward getting-to-know-you stages, but things are progressing nicely
The Half on the Fourth was fun, although a bit hot and smelly. The course followed a creek the entire way - nothing like nearly 2 hours of creek bed smell in the middle of summer!
Some photo galleries are starting to pop up on the internet, and I found this shot from the local news. It was taken at the last hobo bridge underpass, about a half mile from the finish.
Nice way to celebrate the holiday and scope out some possible future housing prospects at the same time!