For as much as he put up a frequent fuss about Don's habit of turning up uninvited - indeed about many of Don's habits in general - the fact was that Orsino considered Don to be one of his closest friends within the band. He wasn't sure exactly when this had been determined, or if he had even come the conclusion consciously at all. Still, in spite of the days when Don really was driving him mad, Orsino rather looked up to him in some weird, possibly irrational way he didn't quite like to think about much. Maybe it was because Don was the only member of the band who seemed to have his life "in order", as much as you could suppose it to be when he had a wife and three toddlers to grapple with. When it came down to it, Don felt something like an older brother and, more so, someone who might have some good advice beneath his insufferably bouncy exterior.
Penny was out for the day, which was precisely why Orsino had asked Don to come when he did. Seeing as the matter concerned her specifically, it seemed unwise to try and discuss it with her in the building. And besides, Don had experience with this, right? As he waited for Don to arrive, Orsino began to wonder if this had been a good idea at all - if any of this was a good idea at all. The sound of a record player was interrupted as the dogs began to bark manically. Apparently, Don's arrival was impending.