I recently spent a week with Vivian, my friend of more than 30 years. Earlier this year she moved into a new house, so I went to help her with some of the finishing touches. I also went to meet her two new cats. I had already met the other three.
Vivian’s beautiful home has a finished, walk-out basement that she doesn’t use, so I had an entire floor to myself. Well, almost. I woke up to this every morning.
Additionally, I had to share my bathroom.
Vivian thought of everything, including my private media center.
However, I never used it because it seemed too difficult, what with three times as many remotes as devices.
One of the projects we worked on was assembling a lamp. Everything had to be put together, including the shade – otherwise how would it all fit in its tiny box?
Although most of our focus was on the house, Vivian’s car required a little work, too. A greasy cable was dangling from her door frame so she fixed it with duct tape.
At the end of every busy day, we made time to enjoy the finer things in life.
I was reminded during my visit how amazing it is that Vivian and I started out as friends and over time became family.
May the farce be with you!