Mr. T&C and I have enjoyed hosting company the past two weekends. Our first guests were up from Florida to attend the Clemson football game. The Mom, a Clemson alum, and her two teenage daughters, and their two platonic friends, who happen to be great friends with Big and Middle, arrived late Friday. All four boys went to school together beginning at age three. It was chilly, and it rained and rained and rained. Nevertheless, we are a hearty crowd, and although we would have preferred sunny and crisp, bright days, we had a great time in overcast and damp, chilly ones. Mr. T&C and I have had a lot of guests in our marriage, so I was prepared. For the boys, we set up a bunkroom in the playroom. In our old house, we could sleep seven (besides ourselves) in beds; here it's only four, so we have Aerobeds. They work great--it is worth the money to get this brand. They do not leak; they do not squeak. Also important, lots of towels, fluffy and soft. I used to use only white towels, but I recently bought some lovely pale seagreen/blue ones and some buff ones, too, at Marshall's. Really lovely. I also keep a few dark washcloths around for removing mascara and lipstick.