I have one picture to post - it's not very exciting... But, I do have a bunch of stuff to tell you!
My BIL and his girl arrived on Monday night. They had a smooth and uneventful drive from the Great White North and found our house - no sweat.
Yesterday morning LLB and I went to the private school where I work for a handbell concert. The kids did a terrific job. Unfortunately, everyone talked through their performance because they were "the prelude". The kids were pretty miffed and I really didn't blame them. I told them that they performed beautifully and it really didn't matter because the important people - their parents and grandparents - listened. I took off to drop LLB at her school and then returned to clean up the 1000 lbs of equipment.
When I was finished, I met up with Mr. Bug and the rest of the crew. We went to a "local" pub for lunch. (Mr. Bug had a gift certificate burning a hole in his pocket.) We sat right next to a toasty warm fire. To start, we had some fried calamare and a seafood newburgh soup that was to die for. I moved from the soup right into a lobster club - that was yummy, too. I skipped the dessert but the rest of them had a lovely chocolate cake that LLB would have killed for.
After lunch we went home - I was stuffed and ready for an afternoon on the couch with Dr. Phil. Mr. Bug mentioned that the gutters had leaves in them and that they really needed to be done this weekend. I thought we'd do them on Friday after our guests left. Alas, they decided to help us clean out the gutters right then. It was a gorgeous day and they wanted to move around. Mr. Bug doesn't do heights, so he was thrilled to get some help. I've reserved the guest room for them for this same week next year. (The only payment they require is a warm bed and decent food. We can do that, huh Grambug?)
Today we are hanging close to home -- I think -- Things change at a moment's notice around here. Tomorrow we are off to the Smithsonian. Yes, I know that tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and we should be home stuffing ourselves silly, but we aren't that kind of family. We are going to get some DC touring done along with a little learnin' before we eat. We will come home and stuff ourselves full of Beer Can Chicken and stuffing.
So, I'll leave you with a picture of my sweet LLB ringing handbells at the festival...
Have a Happy Thanksgiving - In case I don't get to post tomorrow...