Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Year's Parties

It was such extreme heat yesterday that we were so lucky to have been invited to a New Year's Eve party to a friend's house with a pool. I was still working yesterday but after work, the family trooped right up to enjoy a respite from this summer's heat wave and spent the next few hours just enjoying the cool water.

It was a nice little get-together with families and kids just playing in the pool and the backyard, having a few drinks and dinner. The pool itself wasn't too large but it was the perfect antidote to a searing temperatures. Our friend told us it was a bit of a money pit, with so much they had to pay to improve that pool itself but on a hot day like yesterday, I guess it was all worth it as the kids and the families got a chance to escape the summer heat.

We stayed for a few hours but didn't stay up to midnight as the kids were getting sleepy already so we started back home. The wife and I tucked them into bed and we had just enough energy left to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks on TV before calling it a night.

Today we're off to a New Year's day lunch with another bunch of friends and we hope that the heat won't be too bad this time. It's supposed to be only mid 30's so I think we can call that bearable.

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