1. Fourth of July. Like us, the World's Best Neighbors don't have family living nearby and were home this holiday. So we got together for an early dinner. Yum! And great company.
2. and 3. Fire! That word brings too many memories too close. (2013 was the year a Southern California fire burned within 100 yds of our home). On the fourth, there was another fire--this time across Highway 101 at our exit, slightly over a mile from our place. We were in no danger from the blaze because the wind was blowing away from us. The fire department was right on it and kept the burn area to just under 50 acres. That was the first fave. No people or structures were harmed/burned. The second fave is that we have a great county fire department which is experienced in dealing with wild fires. The water carrying helicopter would drop its load, swing around, and fly over our house, so we had our own private air show as well. (I have a couple of photos but haven't uploaded them yet. I will do that--but wanted to post this and get it out there.)
4. My brother's birthday was this week. He is six days younger than The Professor, and yeah, they have fun with that--Old Man, Young Punk, Respect Your Elders, Let Me Help You, Senior being some of the banter that always goes on. One day this week, he called three times to check in and had to hang up on me--no problem--we just pick up where we leave off. I am very thankful for a wonderful brother.
Many years ago when we were young
5. Every summer, our church hosts Wednesday Night Dinners. Several people in the congregation prepare a meal and we all gather together and enjoy each others' company. It's a great way to get to know people we only see on Sundays. This week, the evening included a fun concert by a local band which featured our worship leader on the keyboard. Fun times!