Today started with the mundane stuff -- a trip to the dump, to the bank, to the vet (cat food), and the grocery store. I took an early lunch, and was heading out to get the shed uncovered when ashacat called from Delhi. We talked for twenty minutes or so. She's having a great time, and it was really good to hear from her.
After getting the tarp pulled back from the shed roof work area, I started cutting replacement rafters. At one evynrude and matociquala joined me. We took a brief excursion into Cotton Hollow to take some pictures of e-bear for one of her publishers. Then we got to work on setting rafters. Things went a lot faster with two extra sets of hands. We got another eight linear feet of roof reconstructed, doubling what I had done before. Afterwards they spent some time picking out tunes on their guitars -- tres amusant. Dinner was takeout from Ambassador -- our favorite Indian restaurant. We spent the rest of the evening talking about all sorts of things.
And now, here I am recounting two of the best days I've had in a very long time. Actually, the good things seemed to start Thursday night. I recall saying to e-bear and taichigeek over dinner after archery "I don't quite feel normal, but I can see normal from here". A big chunk of stress has lifted from me now that I have my part of round one of E-Rate paperwork done, and Asha has gotten safely off to India. The fellowship of friends is a wonderful thing.