After much ado and a basic wiping of my computer, it's back up and running. A ton of things have been going on over the last week, but I'll only be able to hit the highlights as time is precious.
It looks like the guest count for our wedding in San Juan will be 71, a very nice turnout!! Lots of stuff to still organize, but nothing we can't handle.
We've been receiving a lot of gifts from our wonderful friends and relatives and the owners of our local sushi restaurant. That's right, from our favorite sushi place! The owners are the waitress and chef and the space is not big, so we talk to them whenever we go and have a good time. In fact, the chef is also a golfer so we may go golfing after the wedding. It pays to stop and talk to people some times and even pay them a compliment.
Let me elaborate on that last point. We have several sushi restaurants around us and several choices that are BYOB. One place, Kanok, is where we decided to go for the quality of the food. The service was always suspect though. I mean it was "fine", but the waitress seemed to never be happy or smile or warm AT ALL. Then Roll-a-Palooza opened up, so we tried it. Minnie is the Korean waitress/owner and she's just a treat: smiling, happy, warm, friendly and always ready to offer a suggestion or her opinion on a dish if you're not sure what to get. So when we came back for the second time and had the same experience, I told her, "We used to go to another place, but we came back here SPECIFICALLY because you're so nice." The food is at least comparable to the other place if not better, but it's also a little more expensive. Minnie couldn't have been more gracious about receiving the compliment and beams every time we show up now. After our last visit, she asked where we were registered and sent us a very nice gift. But the best part is that we have very cool business owners right down the street with whom we enjoy hanging out and having a meal.
No progress on the flooded basement yet as I'm obtaining dry walling quotes and will probably have the work done after we get back from the honeymoon. We have received our insurance checks from both my personal insurance company and the building's insurance company, so the money is there to get everything replaced once we start. It'll be nice to have a downstairs again!!