Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Back from the Break

After 4 days in Wisconsin, we returned late yesterday, just in time to take the State Basketball Officiating tests...then on to Dartball at the church.

I have to say, no internet over the period, was not all that bad....my father-in-law has Internet access...but I choose to stay away for the duration of the "rest".....after a fish fry(Wisconsin's Friday Fish Frys are like nothing else) the first night there, I pretty much "holed up" in the condo for the rest of the weekend. I had maybe a 6 pack of beer, and a couple glasses of wine, over the stay. After the Friday night out, Bill's wife Bev fixed a Thanksgiving Day dinner on Saturday, where we were joined by Patricia's older brother Bill...her younger brother Dave and family had been with us on Friday.

Saturday and Sunday saw some movies on DVD and watching a few football games...that was it, Patricia visited and shopped with her sister, went to church with her dad, but I pretty much chilled out and vegetated.

Yesterday we got up early and we headed out...driving east on I-94 to 894 around Chicago via the Tollway....the "early Thanksgiving" worked, as the traffic around the Windy City was bearable both up and back to Ohio....we hit some snow flurries, and overnight it snowed a bit(you can see from the roof photo) at home....winter is in the air.

After arriving home, we unpacked, I hit the shower, then drove to Rockford, and met Sam and a half dozen others for our 2 hours of testing. We all came through AOK...my scores were 93 and 89 out of 100 questions respectively on both the Rules and Officials Manuals.....Sam passed with much the same scores, and we are both now licensed in 3 sports each....Baseball, Football, and now Basketball. Tonight and tomorrow, we have scrimmages at Parkway then Celina.....and Basketball season begins this weekend...except for the teams left in Football. Those locally include Marion Local the defending State 5 Champions...and league rival Delphos St John in D-6....defending state Champions Coldwater in D-4 were knocked off by Kettering Alter over the weekend 31-21, as the Knights avenged a 3 OT loss to the Cavs last season, when Coldwater went on to win the State Title in Division 4.

Take the Intrepid in tomorrow for a look at a leak(either an internal hose or radiator problem)...then slowly work my way back to "normal".

back later>>>>>>>>


Grandpa-Old Soldier said...

You of all people could use that little bit of R&R. Sounds like you all had a good time. Welcome back.

Buck said...

Sounds like the perfect getaway to me!

~Fathairybastard~ said...

I'd give anything to have some snow around here. But then again, with all this driving, maybe not.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good break.