Our first pool guests came yesterday. They shared in the irony; after weeks of very hot, dry weather we have had cloudy and even rainy days. The cold afternoon breeze and the barely 80 degree water temperature were no obstacle to our fun. Adam and Jacob, and William, Max and Alex were undeterred by the chill of the water and they plunged right in. Anne and I are classy, sophisticated women and we didn't feel the need to rush the experience. We entered the water gracefully, reservedly, and we paused to reflect on the serenity of the moment and the cleansing experience of immersing our nubile bodies in to the pool of cool and invigorating water. Just thinking about it gives me goose bumps.
Now, I can't promise dinner to all pool guests, but certainly first time ever, ever guests are entitled to an exceptional reception. And besides, Anne is in training, and I want to believe I have supported her triathletic endeavors. Their visit confirms that this home is best enjoyed shared with friends and family.