We are finally back home. We went to Value Village after work. Hung around there until 6:30 or so. Patricia offered to pay for dinner and whispered something about Swiss Chalet. Despite the crowds and the lack of parking, we found a space by the Smitties and wandered over.
We were told we'd have to wait 10 minutes or so for a table. Patricia went to the washroom. I was trying to hook up my phone to the wifi when I felt a tap on my shoulder. I looked up and smiled. It was my old friend Elliott and his wife Sandy.
Elliott retired from my work at the end of January. Patricia joined us and we kept chatting. When our table became available, we invited them to sit with us, and they agreed.
Then followed a couple of hours of very pleasant conversation. He is now happily retired. He looks several years younger. Much more relaxed and happy.
Had an excellent time. We must do this again, and soon.
Around 9pm, we left Swiss Chalet and made our way to our cars and drove home. Newbie was waiting by the door, his tail slapping against the wall, probably wondering where his humans had been all day.
Tomorrow promises to be a very long and busy day. I think I will turn in.
You guys have a good one. See you tomorrow.