We live in a weird part of the country where a few blocks from us are houses that cost 6 figures and a few blocks from us are houses that cost 8 figures. It makes for a weird public school system because you have kids from families who may need public assistance and other kids who are driving around in European luxury cars (obviously not in the elementary school). But that's just how the real world is - you meet all kinds of people, so exposing the kids to this does not seem "bad" to us.
Mrs. Fly is very active in the PTA so the incoming PTA president invited us (and two other PTA families) over for dinner at their house. Mrs. Fly's best friend from the elementary school was there too. Now that I think about it, I think I need to give them a name. We've vacationed with them and it seems like we meet for a weekend meal at least once a month. I want to call them "the Fish" (because it sounds like their last name en espanol), but you don't want to call someone you like a "fish" on a poker blog. So I've decided on "the Ants" - mostly for their workmanlike approach to vacationing. If we're "the Flys," having them be "the Ants" seems okay.
Anyway, the host had a really nice house - not 8 figures, but it was adequate. :-P They must spend a small fortune on landscaping. It costs us $100 a week to just have our lawn mowed. This family had like twice as much land and a billion hedges lining their driveway and house. All the hedges were shaped like spheres - that's a lot of work.
TR continued tomorrow...
We're going over for dinner today at G's friend's house. The wife apparently went to culinary school so I'm really looking forward to this.