Since learning that Barry's sister and I have a good deal in common with respect to handling our partners, we have had several lengthy telephone conversations that included discussions of a wide variety of topics. During our first conversation she recommended two new toys that I immediately ordered and they arrived today. Barry doesn't know that I ordered them, so they will be a complete surprise to him. I hope to put the first one to use on Saturday night. Joan, Carol, Barry and I will be spending Saturday night in the family home, which we are now working to clean out and get ready to sell. Saturday is also Barry's birthday, so Joan and I are planning a special surprise celebration for the birthday boy :-).
In case you're wondering, Barry will not see this blog entry before this weekend. He only reads my blog when we can do it together, in order for us to be able to discuss what he sees that I have written. For obvious reasons, we won't find time to read it before this weekend :-).