Saturday dawned hot and sunny. Auggie let me lie in for a while.
My dear friend Ken Rodgers is here this weekend. He arrived Friday in time to see Atomic at New Line Theatre. I made us some Saturday breakfast of bacon and eggs and fresh berries.
And then my upstairs bathroom sink decided to spring a leak. Will the Plumber from across the street came and took a look, and I’m scheduled for plumbing work (meaning tearing out a wall…) on Monday.
To my query about why I have an old house, said Will the Plumber: “They have charm. And they have upkeep. One goes with the other.”
The lawn and garden is needing lots of water in this heat and rain-less weather; I moved the sprinkler four times over the long hours of daylight on Saturday.
Auggie was playful on Saturday morning, and willingly posed for some photos.
Ken and I intended to go the Missouri History Museum, but Forest Park was wall-to-wall on a bright and none-too-humid Saturday. So we went to Atomic Cowboy for some Tex-Mex instead.
I watched UEFA Euro 2016, and Ken went to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to see Shalimar the Clown. Dinner was barbecued shrimp, with some green beans and potatoes.
And then I closed Atomic. The wonderful run of ten performances is over. My next project awaits.
I received this weekend a most welcome card from a friend from college days. He had walked away after I came out to him in the late 1980s, but has written to apologize and reconcile. I was best man in his wedding. I could not be more pleased!
Sunday will include Auggie’s visit to the groomer, a morning walk in the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the brunch at a café in the garden. Ken will depart for home, and I will go see Company at Insight Theatre (with students Cher Alvarez and Matt Pentecost in the cast).
I tried a new shrimp dish this week, one that was quite tasty! — http://nyti.ms/1UdFaqA
And continuing the food theme: