Thursday, February 17, 2005

Another backdated post. Thursday afternoon I had an appointment down in Northern Virginia to do a home visit on a custody case where I have been appointed as guardian ad litem. As it happened, one of my favorite musicians, Bill Mallonee, was playing at Jammin Java in Vienna, Virginia, not too far from where I would be. Susan had already planned to spend the night in town to get a head start on some early morning appointments, so we decided to make an evening of it. Of course, an evening away from the farm usually results in a series of phone calls back home to make sure all the chores are covered. "Did you get water to the ewes in the pens? Any new lambs? Did your grandmother get the possum out of the cat feeder?" You know, just the usual exercise in rural crisis management. It was a nice to break out of the routine for a little bit, and the music was great.