Monday, August 15, 2005

So Glad I Took That Left At Albuquerque!

I musta missed the exit to Boringburg, and headed straight into Fun Fun City! We had our Preliminary House Warming Party (PHP) this weekend (preliminary, due to the fact that the house isn't actually done...) and it was lovely. We now know three fabulous sets of neighbors all within stumbling distance of our little home. A bunch of folks from the Hub's office came too, as well as some friends from our short stint in El Portal. All in all it was just about the perfect little housewarming party, and this would be a great place to insert a picture, iffin' I hadn't been runnin' around scrounging up enough plates, forks, and gin and tonic receptacles.

And as our little party was coming to a close, our next-door neighbor popped back over to invoke Round Two, and we visited yet another set of neighbors down the road. They were just gettin' cranked up for their annual luau bash, complete with a live band of fresh young local gents with guitars and a free shell lei's for all attendees. We proceeded to have a few beers, dance to an eclectic mix of punk/classic rock and meet yet more neighbors. The fun kicked up another notch when the local sheriffs came out for a friendly visit, and tried to impose some authority on their own PARENTS. Gotta love a small town. Much photo snapping and late-shift officer snacking ensued.

By this time I was knackered and ready to hit the hay. So whupped in fact, that I conned the Hub into doing the initial party clean up back at our house while I sawed logs. Wow, he deserves the Extra Special Super Duper Husband Award. Again. But see, I had to get some beauty sleep, because I had big plans for Sunday...

The Whippersnapper and I had plans to climb this up in Tuolumne Meadows the next morning. And it was beautiful and exciting and pretty much almost the same experience that these guys had, including the erroneous guide book data. We did great, climbing as a team, swapping leads, and managing to climb safely yet efficiently when the weather turned a little sour about halfway through. With that pesky storm brewing and all, we called it a day after this one route, despite the fact that there are many other super lines on this dome. Tough call, but fortunate, because I made it home in time for the neighbor's tri tip barbecue taco night. Life so does not suck...

3 comments:

Poor-Con said...

Wow, you have almost the perfect life, if only you were conservative. Just kidding, nice blog. Good luck with the house.

God Bless!

Aunt Kathi said...

Glad your party was a whomping success since we were on the phone with you when your first guest arrived! Sounds like a great weekend and even greater neighborhood!

Teresa and Randy said...

Always good to come home to a gin and tonic after a hot summer day. Life is good, what a "Wonderful World!"