end of school year party
just about a week ago, kat came up with an idea, "let's have a party for kids. they can swim and karaoke and play music and..." she had a long list of stuffs. I thought it was a bit crazy, seeing that there were only a few days left of the school year, but I agreed to help if she organized it. she made invites, the kids passed them out to their friends, and a whole bunch of kids did come, they went WILD! they all had so much fun, I suffered 3 hours of kids pounding on the drums and leaving the doors open and eating in areas we don't normally allow food... we were out numbered. we were BEAT after three hours. we were good chaparones and did not treat ourselves to any adult beverages that might have helped endure all that drumming. I think the parents enjoyed being able to drop their kids at our house for three hours on a friday night. next time (if there is a next time) I may put the drums in the garage.
I hosted a group mustache photo booth
WIMBERLEY: then we had to get on the road early the next morning. we wanted to attend the annual HOA meeting for our place on the blanco river. if you like getting together with your neighbors to watch them interrogate each other about all sorts of things like, what shade of blue your shed is, or how many dogs you have, and why do you have a storage container on your property and when will it be gone... I highly recommend you join a HOA. the people who wave at you when you pass on the street get an opportunity to get all up into your business, despite the fact that the HOA has no rules that dictate such things and there were no actual HOA violations. still, we raced down early saturday morning to listen to a few hours of made up BS drama. those sort of situation just make me want to build a giant pink flying saucer in my front yard down there. one person did voice their fear of "oddball colors, like pink".
anyhow, we survived the meeting and then soaked away the stress. we are now ready to host friends to join us for dinners and soaks. had two families down this weekend. grilled salmon two nights and it did not suck one little bit.
I finished the roof for the screen room off the back of the barn/cabin (and yes, it was mentioned at the HOA meeting. I didn't take the bait, I don't need to join in the drama-fest and the topic soon faded). I also spent several hours trimming the oak trees.
back to austin for HH at garrido's on memorial day.