Well, we did it. We scraped everything together in time for the party. Through some somewhat shady practices, we got our desk assembled. The furniture store delivered the rest of our chairs for our dining room table. We got another fridge for the garage and filled it with drinks. We bought too many drinks. We bought too much food. Too much of everything, really. Our fridge and kitchen are still recovering from those events. I’m thinking 30-35 people showed up throughout the day.
I had my whole immediate family in my house for one night. Parents, grandparents, and one brother came before the party and left the next day. Other brother came the day of the party and stayed several days after. It was great to have everyone together.