Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was the typical circus, loud and cheerful. I wouldn't have missed it for the world!
Thor sat off to the side during food preparation (please don't notice the dirt on the floor from the 44 feet that had been marching over it). I don't know what he thought he would do with potato peelings, but in a mastiff, hope springs eternal.
Question: What kind of people does it take to set up a table for 20, when the old, cranky, experienced people arranger refuses to get involved?
Answer: One Mechanical Engineer to design table layout, one lawyer to negotiate seating arrangements, two business majors to cheerfully allocate plates and cutlery, and a nursing student to make sure they don't hurt each other.
Everyone has to gather for the annual photo before they eat, and generally 10 to 15 attempts are required. It's the price of admission here. We had a Chinese student who had interned for Greg's son last year join the festivities. It was her first Thanksgiving.
Everyone sat at their designated places, and ate plenty.
As always, Thor's hope springs eternal.
And as a surprise, Summer, the Chinese girl, was an accomplished pianist. I was delighted to learn that my piano actually works well, and she said it doesn't appear to be badly in need of tuning. I guess my 1947 grand piano is indeed the workhorse I'd hoped it would be!
Hope you're all having a good weekend. See you again soon.