Yesterday’s post had reader, Charleen, commenting “Darling, I am still waiting for you to inform us exactly what Jim is doing.” Although I’m not real sure about her background, I read this phrase and immediately gave it a southern accent. Julia Sugarbaker immediately came to mind. If it didn’t happen for you, reread it again – we’ll wait. Make sure there’s a long pause between “darling” and the remainder. See what I mean? I suppose I should answer the question. Well, this is a part-time, temporary position for a friend. Jim is assisting at a title company. I think he files and runs errands. Hopefully in the future he’ll be doing closings. He spends many hours on the phone with short sale negotiators. Most of it is about being on hold though. While on hold he twirls his hair, chews gum, and files his nails just like Mrs. Wiggins.
I loaded up the BMW (what a fun car to drive) and hit the road to Pompano Beach. I met Jodi, Carolyn, Roger and Stacey (Michelle & Carolyn’s dad and stepmom) at a restaurant (Bokampers) in Plantation. Michelle would be flying in at midnight tonight.
After dinner we went to Roger and Stacey’s for some more visiting. I spotted this on one of the shelves and then remembered that as a child, Carolyn modeled for this toy box. Her family had a connection in the toy business.
On the way to Jodi’s condo we stopped at Publix for a weekend supply of munchies. $132.00 later of wine, beer, cheese, fruit, crackers, chocolates, oy.
Jodi, Carolyn and I went to Carrabba’s for dinner. I had a chicken trio dish that was very good. They messed up Jodi’s order and have her a free dessert. For whatever reason, they served it with candles.
We had time to kill. It was to be several hours before we’d be picking up Michelle. What better way to kill time than stop at the dollar store. Oh, everything there is a $1.00. What a nifty concept.
Carolyn was pretty quick to crash for the evening. She had been up since 4 am for her early morning flight (which was majorly delayed) so she slept while Jodi and I stayed up to pickup Michelle for her 12:30 am arrival. Another oy. Michelle arrived without incident. We returned to Jodi’s condo and snacked, laughed, and crashed. G’night.