1. A DocuSign, an email, signing my acceptance of the contractor's bid. Just three small things. That's all I had to do today as we do the stuff needed to sell this house. I'm hoping that tomorrow might be a day free of house selling business, but it was a relief today to have so few things to do. To the best of my knowledge, things are moving along smoothly toward closing [fingers crossed].
2. It was a perfect day for walking up 7th Street, turning south on Van Buren, going east on 8th, and then a circuit through Monroe Park where people were supervising their children on playground equipment, youngsters were group lying on the grass, and a couple of middle aged men were sitting on a bench, taking a rest from walking around town, backpacks at their side, sipping on Super Big Gulps. We took a few minutes to share with each other our pleasure that it was such a gorgeous day in May. It made the three of us laugh. The cool air and blue sky made us giddy.
3. I enjoyed another walk later in the afternoon. The Deke and I decided to meet up at Cornucopia where I enjoyed margaritas and made Justine laugh when I told her I'd be boarding the Greyhound to Costco. The Deke and I went to Costco (by car, as it turned out!) so I could pick up the pictures I took of my students. We picked up a container of mediocre pasta salad, it turned out, but we enjoyed where we ate it: Sixteen Tons where I enjoyed a Blind Pig IPA and, for an after pasta salad drink, I relished the tongue-biting tartness of Two Rivers Pomegranate Cider. Lousy food. Oh well. Great conversation with the Deke. Excellent IPA and cider. Two outa three ain't bad.