After Anniversary Report

Hibiscus Closeup

We ended up ordering delivery from Pi Pizza for dinner last night. Our order included their Bada Bing salad, which is composed of field greens, toasted almonds, gorgonzola, dried Bing cherries, all topped with a tangy raspberry vinaigrette. We also ordered their deep dish Buck Town pizza that includes mozzarella cheese, roasted chicken, artichoke, red pepper, green olive, red onion, feta and sundried tomatoes. For dessert, we had a couple of the key lime pie bars on a vanilla wafer crust that I had made. They turned out quite well.

Instead of a romantic movie, I signed up for Disney+ and we watched Hamilton. This adaptation of the stage musical for the small screen was quite nice. It was easier to follow the dialogue and watch the characters than when we saw it at the Fox last year. We were going to see it performed there again this spring, but alas that was not to be. This televised version made for a worthy replacement. Plus it featured the original Broadway cast, including Lin-Manuel Miranda.

We got out to a late start for our walk this morning. We didn’t get going until nine, which is when we are usually finishing it up. Consequently, knowing that it would be hotter than normal, we outfitted our Camelbak packs. Filling them with ice water. It made quite the difference and will be the way to go forward.

On the way home we stopped for gas. This is the first time that we’ve gassed the RAV4 since March. There was still fifty miles left of range and after it was filled up the remaining range was 450 miles, meaning we had only driven 400 miles in the about four months. We could have waited another week before gassing the car, but I didn’t want to risk it. Apparently there is a problem with the remaining range estimate on the RAV4. Toyota is studying the problem now and plans on issuing a recall when they have it figured out. As near as I can tell the problem revolves around the uneven bottom of the gas tank that traps some of the gas.   

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Spotted Towhee

An epidemiologist, an ICU doctor and a scientist walk into a bar…
Just kidding, they all know better.

The three wise women ran a constructive Zoom meeting last night. I got some marching orders on the rodent problem at the cabin. Dan got plenty of advice on where he should park his sailboat for the winter. Corwin stole the show and then let it go, when he drifted off to sleep. We used up two full free forty minute Zoom sessions, with the final episode cutting out in the middle of Jane’s story. She had to text everyone afterwards with its conclusion. It was good times.

Has it really been forty years that I’ve been married to my beautiful bride? It doesn’t seem that long and that’s not even counting the eight years that it took to get to the altar. Not that there was an altar then. Although there is a porcelain one now. That’s most of my life that I have known this women. With all this preamble, I couldn’t think of another person that I would want to be quarantined with. How’s that for some 2020 romance? We were so much younger then. We are older than that now, but we’ve grown old together and that’s as it should be.

To celebrate our anniversary, we’ll first take turns sitting in our new Aeron chair. Our anniversary gift to ourselves. Who knew that the fortieth anniversary would turn out be furniture? We’ll order takeout for dinner. The particular vendor is still to be determined. For our just desserts, I’m going to make key lime pie bars with a vanilla wafer crust. Afterwards, we’ll watch a romantic movie together…