When we arrived, there sat Thomas and Kay in the hammock down by the pool with a lovely fire going in our little outdoor fire pit. We all brought chairs and sat and talked and enjoyed an hour or so of peaceful conversation and a few funny stories. I had a cup of tea. A very nice contrast to the running around earlier and a sweet ending to the evening.
Here's one of the stories. This happened to Thomas today...
While waiting in line at the Goodwill Store this afternoon, he just noticed out of the corner of his eye, a car pulling into a parking space at the front of the store. As the car pulled in, all of a sudden it accelerated and CRASHED through the front wall and window of the store. Fortunately, no one was standing right there. And amazingly, the elderly woman who was driving the car was unhurt. Everybody was pretty surprised though and the cashier was a little rattled.
When the car crashed through, the cashier said, "This is the second time that's happened since I started working here. Only last time, it was on the other side."
Another woman said, "Is it a Toyota? Those cars have the devil in them!"
Funny thing...it was a Toyota, but not one of the recalled models. And the little lady who drove it through the window kept saying, "I'm sure I put my foot on the brake."
Thomas was later getting home than I expected and I had called to see where he was. When he told me that story over the phone, I thought he was making it up. He said, "You'll never believe what just happened!!!" And I didn't - at first. I thought he was just pulling my leg. He's good at that and enjoys a good yarn from time to time. But nope, it was true. If you live close by, you can stop by and see for yourself.