Sue and I held our first open house backgammon dinner party here in New Durham Saturday 01/13/18, The Great 2018 One Year At Berry Road Backgammon Tournament And Ice Melting Spaghetti Bolognese Party.
This was exactly 1 year from our closing date of Jan. 13, 2017, actually moving in March 13, 2017 after renovations work had been completed. I fixed what I termed: Ice Melting Spaghetti Bolognese to push back the frigid temperatures that we had been having for the previous weeks, and Sue made up a bunch of Frosted Velvet Cake Balls as a special desert for us.
Because of the freezing rain and projected sharp drop in temperature, as well as some flu related illnesses, only my karate disciple 2nd Degree Black Belt Eleanne Solorzano and her husband Michael were able to come. But that was fine because we all had a lovely evening catching up as it had been awhile since we had been able to get together with them both.
We closed the evening with the movie of the night: the 1972 Robert Redford classic, 'Jeremiah Johnson'. What a terrific movie that is; probably one of my favorites. Neither Eleanne or Michael had seen it, and I think they enjoyed it as much as I did after seeing it something like 10 times already - probably more.
We were quick to bed, though after that as we had to get up Sunday morning at 4:30am to take Sue's daughter to the airport.