We just got back a little bit ago from the annual Republican dinner held in Lansford ND. We played a few songs for entertainment during the meal at noon. We had to all pack into the car and fit all the instruments and the sound system into the trunk and cargo carrier. We can fit the two speakers and two microphone stands on the the top of the car but we have to cram the 3/4 size bass and the other instruments in the trunk and the sound board with all the wires.
Andrew and I played chess on the way over but had to start over a few times when we hit a bump and the pieces fell off the board!
Lansford is a pretty small town with not too many stores on main street.
We had the usual meal: meat, potatoes, corn and gravy. Whenever there is a meal offered somewhere, it is usually that same combination!
Governor Hoeven came for part of the meeting today and stayed for a while.
Just as we were ready to hop into the car to leave, I slammed the trunk door and felt my thumb pop. I guess I sprained it again! This is the fourth time this year. Jonathan put a comfrey/slippery elm poultice on it and I have that on my hand right now. Dad read out of one book we have that if you press on the most painful spot until you can't stand it any longer and hold onto it for a minute, then let off, you will feel less pain. I tried it, but you only feel less pain afterward because you quit pressing on it!