We had one last taste of summer 2005 this weekend when the sun shone brightly, the skies were blue, and the temperature was in the 60s. I got to wear shorts and sandals. So it was a bit strange to work on winterizing our house — pulling up the dead plants and replacing all our screens with storm windows. When we thought Alex and Cati were meeting us at our house, instead of in town, we were prompted to do a power-cleaning of our house. This is a good thing since it was long overdue and we tend not to clean until we’re having someone over. It’s a good thing we have so many good friends who help keep us in check.
Friday night Sarah and Eric came to Saratoga to join me, Jen, and Justin for an evening of froofy martinis and boats of sushi at 13 and Sushi Thai Garden. Guess where we had the sushi. Saturday after our power cleaning of the house, we met Alex and Cati for lunch at Bailey’s, followed by an evening of hanging out at Justin’s place. Sunday was storm window day, which wasn’t too much of a pain this time, though it was so windy that one storm window leaning against the porch was blown down and luckily stayed in one piece. Owning an old home is hard work sometimes, but well worth it. We also finished up the canvassing of Democratic campaign material we had started in our old neighborhood Saturday morning. And Sunday we took a walking history tour of Circular. We capped off the weekend at Longfellow’s with my Dad and a couple fun new friends, relocating here from the South.