Monday, September 20, 2010

What a Week!

The time these past  seven days has been a blur....as you can see from the look on the enclosed extra photos from the Kokomo/Howard County Reunion, things were a little blurry...24 hours of partaking in fun and hard cider.


On the left you have Jimmy, a true Purple Heart warrior, "All gave some, some gave all" fits this man to a T.  Below the photo with me, you have Jimmy, along with my VSPA buddies Tom and Sam.  There were many classic restored Willys Jeeps on the grounds, forgot this guys name(real surprise..not!) But he had a beautifully restored
ride.  And then Tom McCandles with Bill Curran, another Buckeye, who downed a few with us through Wednesday night.;
Last week, I had football games on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Night, Saturday Morning, and a double header of Rec League football on Sunday.....crammed in between those contests was a quick 24 hour run to Kokomo, Indiana, for the 28th Annual Howard County Vietnam Veterans Reunion...like I said...the week was a blur.  It took me a couple of days to catch up on sleep, and recover from it all....and with a cancellation of tonight's game, I will get an extra 24 hours to rest my 61 year old legs and body.

On Friday I was asked to fill in as Back Judge on a crew working a Division 1 Toledo City League Game....keeping up with those athletic speedsters was a challenge, and it gives me a greater appreciation of the guys that work the NFL and D1 College games....I survived, but tweaked my right calf muscle in the process.  With 3 more games over the weekend, I was taking it a little easy on the muscle, and hopefully it will be back to 100% by tomorrow's Junior High game at Antwerp.

This week the schedule is not quite as hectic....games on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Morning, and another double header on Sunday....enough to put gas in the vehicles, and save a few bucks for the upcoming Michigan Salmon fishing trip in late October....in the meantime, I plan on catching up on some rest.  It is amazing sometimes what a 24 hour change in diet, and habits will do to your body....especially when you hit "Senior Citizen" status.  No matter how good of shape I consider myself in for my age....I ain't 25 anymore.

So I plan on putting the top back on the Jeep today....and not much else...

Cleaning up the weekend events____

In addition to my football games...it should be noted that Celina, after ending a 12 game losing skid to Defiance early this season, moved to 3-1 overall and a share of the top spot at 3-0 in the Western Buckeye League, with a victory over arch rival St. Marys, 26-25 in Overtime....that ended an 11 game losing skid to the Roughriders, and ties the Bulldogs with Ottawa-Glandorf atop the WBL, after the Titans defeated top ranked Kenton 22-20.

I honestly thought Celina would have trouble winning a game this season....thus far they have proved all the skeptics wrong...and the team, while nobody really expects them to contend for the title...have a legit shot at a .500 or better record, but plenty of tough games remain, especially with Kenton and O-G still on the schedule.

In baseball, the Cincinnati Reds remain 6 games ahead of St. Louis in the National League Central....despite losing 11 of their last 17 games.  Lucky for Cincy, the Cards are not playing much better.  The magic number is 8 for the Reds to clinch, and move on to the playoffs...tonight they move onto Milwaukee.

The Bengals pulled one out over Baltimore to go 1-1 in the young NFL season....while #2 ranked Ohio State thumped Ohio University 43-7 on Saturday to stay just behind Alabama in the national rankings, in the college game.

back later(when the fog has lifted from my brain)>>>>

1 comment:

Nancy said...

If you can do all that in one week, I'd hate to think what you could do when you were 25!