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04 August 2017 @ 01:17 pm
So, that thing last week...  
We survived our son's random middle-of-the week massive sleepover party last Wednesday night. It was kind of hot in the space we use as a family room (where the pocket doors can be shut to limit the noise), but it had also been yet another 100-degree day. The boys went out swimming, with many reminders (and one visit) to keep the noise down for the neighbors. Eventually, the 5 or 6 of them that were left were just hanging out in the pool talking quietly for several hours, which sounds like some fears and sadness were getting worked over.

Unexpected as the whole thing was, I'm glad we did it as it really was the last chance for all of them to get together—possibly ever, if we're being honest. Now, three of the boys are on vacation, one has moved to New York, and one went to college early for some late-summer class (he's the oldest in his family, so I'll bet his parents weren't especially happy to have him be gone sooner than necessary!)

Work-work-work the rest of the week. Saturday, we went out of town for a graduation party, and the to/from time and the rest of the weekend were taken up trying to write my Idol story. Which did NOT want to be anything notable. Monday morning, I finally came up with the kind of idea I'd been looking for, and wrote that all the way through Tuesday. That Idol story is here, and there's a link to the poll and the other entries at the bottom. We could use more readers and voters, so please take a look!

Side-effect of all that? The song "Saved By Zero" has been in my head since the prompt came out last Friday...

In this hell we call Sacramento, the heat was > 90-degrees every day in July. Which is to say, > 94-degrees all but two days, and mostly AROUND 100 OR ABOVE. Which will be the case for the foreseeable future, too. I'm seriously dreading the electricity bill. It'll probably be between $300 and $400. /o\

Off to DC at the end of next week, and I don't even have a hotel booked yet. THIS is my life...

cindytsuki_no_bara on August 5th, 2017 02:27 pm (UTC)
that is ridiculously hot. i'd ask why people voluntarily live in that weather, but clearly you do, so. what did people do before a/c?

i'm glad the mid-week sleepover was good for the boys, even if they did have to be told more than once to keep the noise down. getting to hang out in the pool sounds niiiiice.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 6th, 2017 02:20 am (UTC)
I didn't plan to _stay_ in this climate. My goal was to live here a few years and then make my way back to the Pacific Northwest, but within 6 months I met HalfshellHusband, and the rest is history. And perspiration. :O

I would hang out in the pool more except that it requires sunscreen! I oil up for biking, and then I want to be done. Touristy vacations are a never-ending sting of applying sunscreen all day long...