There are many situations that could cause a person to think outside the box an' try another method for accomplishing what you set out to do. Such was the case, recently, when we had invited friends to our home for an afternoon meal. How were we to know that the weather was gonna' take such a drastic change in attitude?
Picture it; on Sunday we invited two young men to our home for dinner on Wednesday. They arrived in their normal Sunday attire, suits an' ties. Sunday had been a reasonably cool an' pleasant day, but by Wedsnesday, the weather had developed an ATTITUDE. Nuthin' about the day could really be described as pleasant or cool. In fact, I was wearing short sleeves an' gauchos, yet the heat was almost unbearable. How those dedicated young men were able to survive, wearing suit coats, is beyond my comprehension. Since we don't have air conditioning downstairs, you can imagine how much those boys were sufferin'.
That's when I got my brilliant idea; let's eat in my office! See, my good hubby-buddy installed a window a/c about a month ago because it was so hot. With a walk-through closet to my office (I think my office was originally a baby's nursery, so it's quite small, but it works), we leave the closet open an' close the doors to the bedroom where the a/c is installed an' my office so's we can capture the cool. Those two rooms are basically our survival in this horrible heat.
Well, we all trumped up the stairs to my office to take advantage of a couple of degrees of cool. Sadly, my office is mostly bookshelves an' a very large table, which I use to work on; too crowded for more than one to sit down. Hmmmm. What to do? What to do?
Aha! Let's move the meal into the bedroom! So, we did. An, guess what convenient piece of furniture we keep set up in our bedroom? You're right; the ironing board! I grabbed an oversized bath towel an' spread it over the top. Then we proceeded to seat ourselves around the newly-created table an' enjoy a very pleasant an' cool dinner.
I keep wonderin' what those young men thought about that situation. They certainly looked more comfortable with the cool air surrounding us. An' think of the story they'll be able to tell their future grandies.
Until the next time, keep a hug on.