Our little get together was a huge success. More people showed up than we expected. Aside from the dishes I made, nearly everyone brought a little something too. I have a lot of counterspace and tables, yet every square inch was filled to the brim.
At first, everyone stood around, a little timid perhaps, until I laid down the law. Everyone must have a drink in one hand and a plate of food in the other. As soon as people started eating, the din of conversation and chewing never ceased. I LOVE that!
We didn't know half the people who showed up. I knew they were our neighbors but we had never met yet. I just called them up and introduced myself and asked them to come over. And they did! Greg and I took turns visiting with everyone and showing them around the house. (This is why we never got a chance to eat.) We learned a little bit more about our neighbors, and I hope they got to know us better too.
Everyone loved Tank. He is big and brawny and a little intimidating but he is the perfect good will ambassador because he's so gentle and polite. Iko is Tank's counterpoint. The little rascal had to kiss on everyone.
The party was an enormous undertaking mostly because we had to finish some remodeling, but it turned out better than we expected. I am so glad we got to meet our neighbors. Maybe we can do this again some day. --after I've slept. *g*
Below some pics of the new floor and setting up for the party.
My biggest worry was that I wouldn't have enough chairs. I asked a few of my friends to bring folding chairs if they had them. No one ended up on the floor so I guess we had enough.
Setting up the dessert table for the party. As usual, EVERYONE descended upon us at once so I never got to take pictures once we got the food out. I wish I had. It was a sight to behold.
Bedroom Floor BEFORE
Bedroom Floor AFTER
Iko trying out the new floor for size. I don't remember if I mentioned this: Notice the tail? There's a possibility this is why the puppy was tossed away. Rotties' tails are always snipped and this one wasn't. Iko made out okay though. He'll never know a sad day in his life.
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