I saw my sister today. It was such an amazing day, despite the power going off in 95° weather, leaving us with no fans, AC, or the ability to get into the garage and use the car to go somewhere cooler, for three hours. I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
My sister moved to New Mexico some months back, and was out on a surprise visit to pick up some things she had in storage out here. We spent a few hours sweating our buns off, and when the power came back on we cranked the AC, got into the garage and went out (while we waited for the house to cool).
I live so much for these family moments, I just wish they happened more often. My family is quite broken, and more than anything I wish we could all just push our troubles aside and have some Brady Bunch style get-togethers.