When we moved here, the previous owners said they sometimes had people stop by who wanted to see the house or know about it. It's one of the perks/quirks of this home. We had a great quirky perk last Wednesday. Tuesday night, a complete stranger asked if she could use our garage as the registration spot for her club's New Year's Eve Fun Run. They had a different route planned originally, but the roads there were too icy. The new route happened to begin and end at our intersection. She expected ten or 12 runners, so I said they could just use our front room where it's warmer. Well, they got a better turnout than planned, and I counted at least 30 people here. Rather than use her folding table,
they used my dining table for registration and refreshments afterward. They covered everything in the front room with plastic and they all gathered there for awards. The port-a-potty came late and left early, so I was very glad that I had cleaned the bathroom. The children who ran in the 200 meter (not 200K) were able to warm up in front of some PBS shows while the adults mingled. I'm really glad they could use my home. It was warm and was probably more inviting than a frozen picnic table in a park. Three of my girls entered the 200 meter (free of charge) and won first and second places in their age categories. And I got a restaurant gift certificate for hosting. It was a fun way to spend the last day of the year.