Like Queen bees in a hive, the Aussie guests today once again attracted much activity around them. They visited the Penny Palace before flying home and created a final commotion.
Since we didn’t have any significant plans for today, this morning we let the guests sleep late. Doc and Sparky quietly slipped off to get their coffee and a dime (Coin #1).
We expected to visit the Penny Palace jobsite for just a few minutes to take some photos. I was going to compare the stone veneer samples in hopes of making a decision. So much for that idea. I placed the stone samples side by side to do some comparisons and suddenly the fireplace rep, Crissa was standing next to me. Where did she come from? Then a few minutes later I turned around to discover our architect, Debbie standing behind me! She had never visited the site and chose this morning to pop in. I was trying to carry on conversations with these two persons when a new person appeared on the scene. Turns out that he is part of the HVAC team and was out to do a preliminary assessment of the equipment and parts which will be needed. Of course he wanted to discuss venting options and things. Meanwhile the framing crew continued to hoist beams into place and work on the detail timbers. Neighbor Craig noticed the party and also decided to join in. What a Bee Hive of Activity today!
On the way home we stopped for petrol. I hopped out of the van and asked the Angels for today’s penny. Found it inside the convenience store. Doc found one in the gas pumping area. (Coins #2&3)
This evening we said goodbye to our Aussie friends. Our drive to LAX was completed in less than an hour - even with the potential delays due to Carmageddon. It was a tearful parting, yet our hearts were filled with joy and wonderful memories from the time spent together.
Total: 3 Coins P (2), N (0), D (1), Q (0) = $0.12