Fri evening Spouse & I drove back to VA, I dropped him and Jordan off at his mom's, and went to sing karaoke at Freddie's. My buddy from high school Chris was there, as were a few other friends I see there each month. I had a good time singing and talking with friends, and didn't stay out too late. Spouse's sister and niece came over and visited with Spouse & Evelyn while I was out.
Sat morning Spouse, his mother Evelyn, and I met our friend Kathryn for breakfast at the Silver Diner. Kathryn is my "twin sister from different parents". We weren't able to hook up either of the 2 times we were in VA in Dec, so we brought along a Christmas gift for her. The 4 of us had a great time catching up over breakfast. Then we all went to Target. Kathryn had 3 things on her list and we had 4 things on ours and we joked about who would get to the check out 1st.
Evelyn suggested we drive to George's in her new car, so we did. She got a gently used 2007 Toyota Camray. Her previous car had been giving her some trouble. The a/c stopped blowing cold air last summer, the gear shift was difficult to get out of park, and the most annoying was the driver door kept getting stuck. After having to climb over the center console and exit via the passenger door a few times, she did have the driver door lock and handle fixed. Although she understood it is less expensive to fix a car that's paid off, she felt like she wanted a newer car, and since she can certainly afford it, she got one. She doesn't drive on the highway, and at 78 years old, that's probably a good thing for the general public, so I drove her car to George's house. Although I told her it drove nicely when she asked, I really didn't care for it much. It felt very 'old lady'-like compared to driving Spouse's Honda CRV.