Number one and first in importance, we must have as much fun as we can with what we have.
Number two, we must eat as well as we can, because if we don't we won't have the health and strength to have as much fun as we might.
And number three and third in importance, we must keep the house reasonably in order, wash the dishes and such things. But we will not let the last interfere with the other two."
Ed Ricketts quoted by John Steinbeck in The Log from the Sea of Cortez
It came to my attention yesterday that some out-of-towners are showing up for the Bopp event on Monday. So in their honor I have decided to throw open the Flophouse on Saturday, October 4. From 10 AM to 4 PM anyone who would like to stop by my little maison ouvrière here in Versailles is most welcome to do so.
Nothing fancy, it's a come as you are, and stay for as little or as long as you like. In line with the philosophy of the sagacious Mr. Ricketts, the Flophouse will be "reasonably in order." There will be coffee, and, if I'm inspired, pumpkin pie to restore your strength after the long trek out to Versailles. The house is small but it has two porches, a garden and many places to sit and chat. And the last is (at least for me) the fun part. As Madame G says often (and with deep satisfaction) Ah, ça fait du bien de bavarder un peu...
If you would like to show up, just send me an email: email@example.com.