Me with Pam, our hostess for the evening.
Let me explain how I know Pam: I don’t, exactly (or, I didn’t until last night). In a series of odd coincidences, a friend sent her my lamp refurbish video, and she noticed that the street I am standing on in the beginning is her own street. She then noticed that her friend, Stephen, whom she hadn’t been in touch with for some time, was in the video with me, and put two and two together: both Stephen and I live directly across the street from her. Small world.
Anyway, she very sweetly invited all of us to her party, and I am so glad she did: she’s an event planner, and you could certainly tell from how seamlessly she planned the entire evening.