Well, so much for everything going so smoothly I was about to have to change my opinion of our legal system. I thought I had just found the right town that actually had organized, trained professionals running the legal system. NOPE! I was wrong. It's just like all the other towns.
We drove up in Mom's driveway at exactly 10:30 AM. My phone rang before I got out of the car. It was Molly, our attorney. She told me our appointment had been cancelled because there was no Court Reporter (Transcriber ?) -- what the heck are they called ? -- and we would have to reschedule. Molly asked if we were bringing Mom. OF COURSE, we weren't bringing Mom! She wouldn't know where she was or why she was there. What would be the point in that?
I got the brilliant idea to go to my favorite small town cafe -- City Cafe -- and have breakfast. Jerry agreed. IT WAS WONDERFUL! I ordered two eggs over medium, bacon and ONE pancake. I wish I had thought to take a picture. I am NOT exaggerating, the pancake was as big as the platter it was on. I had to move it over to find the eggs. The bacon was on top of it. Almost worth half a tank of gas and 2 hours wasted. Our court date has been rescheduled for October 30th now.
Let me add to that last paragraph that I weighted 151.5 this morning, and didn't start to eat that whole pancake. I put about a teaspoon of syrup on one little piece of it, and I left over 3/4 of it on the plate. NOTHING is good enough to mess up my DESM diet. It is really working.
We came back home, and I walked into my sewing rooms to work on my red coat. The FIRST thing I had to do -- HOORAY, YIPPEE and AWESOME -- is cut off ALL the seam insurance I had added to the paper pattern. That means I cut off 2 1/2 inches of width around the coat. I think I can still cut more off.