Another week goes by

What a busy week it’s been!

Evelyn bought her wedding dress on
Ebay for only $93! That’s quite a bargain for a wedding dress. She will
write all about it on her site, and I’ll later put a link to it. The
dress came in the mail today, and she says "it’s perfect and makes me
feel beautiful!"

I was in a minor car collision on Wednesday
morning. I rear-ended a sedan that had stopped on I-295 in DC. Though
neither myself nor the other driver were injured, my Mazda took most of
the damage, on the front bumper and fenders. As I write this, the car
is in the repair shop, and it looks like it will cost $1400 to have it
fixed. Bummer!

Evelyn and I went to Wolf Trap to see Gordon Lightfoot
in concert. This was my second time seeing Lightfoot live, and he put
on a mellow and ethereal show of his old hits and newer songs. His
poetic lyrics and folk melodies blend with earthy human
instrumentation, all with an attention to detail that makes Lightfoot a
master of his craft. Gordon has aged, and his voice has lost the range
that one hears on his recordings, but his fingers still know their way
around a guitar better than ever. I was glad to see him on stage once
more, especially since he almost died in 2002.

Sharon Steinberg
has agreed to officiate for our wedding! She has some requisites for
us, but she’s willing and able. We’re relieved to have her on board in
our plans, and we are devoting much of our wedding planning energy at
finding a location site for our ceremony and reception. We’re not sure
if we will hold those separately or under the same roof, but we
definitely want a reception site with lodging within walking distance.
So far we’ve checked with some historic restaurants and buildings, and
with hotels in the area. More on this planning phase to come!
Meanwhile, we’re reading a few wedding books we got from the library.

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