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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Saturday, October 14

Okay. My dear friend, Gwen, has subscribed to the theory that there are no coincidences. So, with that in mind, I tell you my story.
Starting bright and early this morning, David was having to deal with a machine that was not working correctly at Silverstar Casino, in Philadelphia. Phone calls back and forth were not solving the problem, so David was resigned that he was going to have to go to the property to see what he could do. He was getting in his van close to 3 p.m. but realized he didn't have the keys so got out to come back inside to find them. The phone rang, the machine was working, he didn't have to go. Yay. Problem solved. Well, I had pretty much put myself in the, "David is out of town, I am just going to sit on the deck all afternoon and then watch tv tonight", mode. I tried to snap out of that mode, but it just wasn't happening so I went and lay down on the bed. Meanwhile, David starts to work on a project in the kitchen but needed a certain type of board. He thought about going to Home Depot, but decided against it, even when I said I would go with him, just to get out of the house. He didn't want to go. At 4:30 I said that I could NOT believe that we hadn't gone to the coffee shop and he said, do you want to go, and I said yes, I do. So, knowing that Daniel technically closes at 5, we jumped in the car and headed to town. When we walked in, Daniel looked up and said that he had wondered if he would see us today and we explained the Philadelphia possibility, blah, blah, yada, yada. He fixed me some hot chocolate and David wanted a smoothie. So we go sit in our comfy chairs, a couple of people came in but didn't stay, and at five minutes before 5, this woman sticks her head in and waved at Daniel and started up the stairs to the Attic Gallery. My mind was stunned and David goes, WASN'T THAT LOUANN????? I yelled, LOUANN, and it was her!! Now, everyone, LouAnn and I were best friends in our senior year of high school and roomed together our freshman year of college, then after we moved out of the dorm we rode to school together everyday. She was a bridesmaid in my wedding! We have crossed paths several times during the decades, but several years ago she moved to New Hampshire. I saw her the last time at the airport after dropping Erica off to fly back to Chicago one time and LouAnn was there to fly back to N.H. Now, back to today. We hugged and talked and talked and hugged. She looks great! She is here visiting her mom for a few days. Now, if we had gone to the coffee shop earlier, we would have definitely missed her and she may or may not have called, I don't know. She thought David looked fabulous (he does!!) and wanted to hear the latest health report. Daniel and Leslie locked the doors and drove off, leaving us standing outside still talking. The weather is perfect and it was so nice, I wanted her to just come on to the house, but she was getting her hair cut, AT NIGHT, something that I did not know happened in Vicksburg, Mississippi!! How "upscale" we are getting to be!!! ANYWAY, it has just made my day!! Hopefully, she and I can get together before she leaves - she and her mom are going out of town for a couple of days and we have the reunion tomorrow. "Hit the Bricks", an event that happens a couple of times a year, is this coming Thursday night, so we just may have to meet up there. But, dang, y'all, you have to admit that this was no accident!!! I do believe in karma, just like Earl, and things do happen for a reason, and this was one of them!!
So, that's my story. Tomorrow morning I have to get up pretty early and cook what I am taking to the family reunion. That means hitting the sack a little earlier tonight. So, that's it for now.


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