BR and I had a delightfully social Saturday evening. After getting a late start to the day, our friends Tad and Susan stopped by for dinner. We had pork cutlets, green beans, and jalapeno corn bread. A fantastic meal, and fantastic company.
While we were on the porch chatting, we met the new neighbors, Elaine and C.J. A delightful couple with two of the sweetest dogs you'll ever meet. Both C.J. and I work for software companies based in Silicon Valley, and it was nice to "geek out" for a bit.
And to cap off the evening, we stopped by a party at our neighbors across the street. The wife works for the state department of Family and Protective Services, and at the end of a very rough week involving a child death, she and her co-workers were gathering to blow off steam in a big way. It did us good to see the bond they shared, making the burden bearable.