Had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend. We had lots of people through the house as a more-or-less informal housewarming. Thew and Tishalro drove all the way in from Syracuse (!!) and it was fantastic to see them. They're planning on moving back within a year, and we can't wait. Nothing makes a place more liveable than good friends.
Tish described our house as having "Caribbean" colors. While that wasn't our original intent, the reference works, I've decided. The colors are all deep and saturated, boistrous and attention-getting, but not overpowering (at least I hope not). The original inspiration for the house was our neighbors Jeff and Jefferson, who have even more over-the-top colors than we do (A salmon entryway / staircase, highway-sign-green dining room and lipstick-red bedroom). We loved it, but turned the brightness and contrast knobs down a little (hard to believe if you've ever been in our house). We love it, and though it's too much for most people to live with every day, the general consensus is that it's nice to visit, which is exactly what we wanted.
Mike and Dagny came out for the better part of the weekend, and man, it was good to see those guys. They're such positive and wonderful people, and I'm so very lucky to have them in my life. Now we just gotta get Mike done with his movie and the both of them hitched and started building on their EarthShip. Yay!
Virus, Steve and Wendy all dropped by, and we got brief visits from a few Kzoo locals as well. We grilled our way through about fifteen pounds of venison, and even got to have smores. It was a wonderful weekend. I even, thanks to the kind teachings and ministrations of Tish and Dagny, got my garden planted!
It was also an excuse to get our house clean for the first time in months. So now, after all the dishes, bedding and towels have been washed and put away, we're relishing in a temporarily clean and cat-hair-free home. Yeah, that'll last.