It seems I am beginning the long process of saying goodbye to this house that has been my home for over twenty-eight years. There is a history of hosting dinner parties of all sorts. Milestone birthdays, graduations, holidays, a pre-wedding celebration. My favorite among these gatherings is the tradition of transforming my garage into a party space. Festive lights and candles and yards of fabric and libations help the guests forget that they are in a room designed for the storage of vehicles and outdoor furnishings. So on Saturday evening my trivia team is coming over to help me accomplish this first facet of farewell. One more garage party should be just right.