Here it is Sunday, January 4, 2009, and the long Christmas Vacation period is finished. Most folks, including my wife, will go back to work(if they still have jobs) or school. Same goes here, except for me. Patricia back to St Henry, Anissa back to her regular workshop schedule, Sam begins the winter quarter at Ohio State, and Hal's high school down at Fairborn goes back, and then Tuesday his grad school classes resume at Wright State. As for me? Back to "normal", whatever the Hell that may be. Basketball game, a Jr High boys game, at Marion Local tomorrow afternoon....Dartball ends it's month hiatus officially tomorrow, but we have pushed our games at Bethany United back till Tuesday night due to the Ohio State-Texas Fiesta Bowl game...this is the third straight year OSU has played on Monday after New Year's Day...will they continue the tradition of getting their asses kicked again this year? Probably!
Seems my cold, now a month old, has resurfaced in a smaller way, at least smaller for now...that sucks, just in time for basketball to resume...this has been one health issue so far for the winter. I'm sure that "Global Warming", the leftist agenda myth, is the culprit. One day 50, the next 15, then 60...windy and wet for the month of December, and January is beginning the same way...I awoke this morning, about 4, to the sound of ice pellets hitting the bedroom windows upstairs.
Yesterday, I met up with Rick and his sons, Clay and Guy, at the first Fort Wayne Gun Show of 2009....Pretty much looked like the same dealers and wares that were there in late November...I was surprised to see the crowds were not all that big, especially for opening day...Rick picked up some ammo...I did some looking, but the prices were not a bargain, folks did not seem to be in a panic, despite Obama only being 17 days away from getting his Marxist hands on the White House. Some seem to think he'll "not be that bad" because the economy will stop him from implementing his Rose Colored Lenin Agenda....I say "Bullshit", that didn't stop FDR from turning the country towards Socialism....Barry Soetoro will give the trashing of the Republic his best shot.
OK, time for my first cup of coffee, and see if I can fight off this cold, round 2....