Saturday afternoon = 93 F right now.
Last night before dinner I gathered a few stones for our walkway. Returning to the “compound” I passed neighbors who were sitting outside chatting as the sun had set and the heat had turned to mere warmth. Charmaine asked if I missed Barbara. I said Yes, but that I had been alone before when Barbara would travel to Saudi Arabia, Europe or Malaysia for her business. Charmaine said, “Well you’re not alone. We are all here.” I almost cried. As I settled down with a movie and my “mean bean” creation there was a knock at the door. It was Charmaine’s husband Paul with two bottles of wine. He said, “Would you like one? I’ll let you choose.” I was happily surprised and very grateful. We always have some cheap box wine on hand and I’d planned to have a few glasses, but this South Africa Shiraz was so good that I emptied the bottle as the movie ended.
“What movie did you watch?” Thought you might ask. It was Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, sort of autobiographical of Chuck Barris the looney host of The Gong Show and creator of the Dating Game and the Newlywed Game TV series. I enjoyed it. It was nicely done, quite clever with a very solid cast (and even tiny cameos by Pitt and Damon).
Barbara should have just landed in ATL for a layover before heading to Cinci where she is having some med tests at Christ Hospital. Assuming the results are all good news, she will surely have a good time with old friends. I miss her and worry about her and hope this will turn out to be more of a vacation for her. We should know for sure by Weds or Thurs.