Balt and I were up at 5am. I usually start my coffee, feed Balt then finish my coffee and then sit outside with him sipping my drink reading my email and feeds. Especially on hot summer days, that time of the morning is wonderful. After extensive lounging, we met up with a friend at the dog park and then for more coffee. At 10am I had an appointment with an JMM alumnus who very gracious offered to put on a new bumper. I gave him the money to get it ordered and painted and then he did all the work. After several years of driving around with a cracked damaged bumper it was finally starting to fall off and would actually drag when I turned or braked. I'm now good as new!! All I need a new license plate to go with it.
Monika and I went to the grocery store for a few items needed and then Jessi and I went to the pool while Monika worked on making dinner for a dinner party for her friends. Although the day was quite breezy, it was pretty hot-- in the 90's. I finally caved and let Jessi turn the air back on. I prefer it off but it does make sleeping difficult at night when it gets too hot. Plus Monika was having company. I went into basement to clean and watch a movie. It is extremely cool down there. Balt joined me and then the two of went for a wonderful early evening walk to Starbucks for drinks. On the way home I learned that it was International Friendship Day, according to SnapChat. I've got a road trip to map out and hotels to book, but it can wait till tomorrow I think. I'm on vacation.