Saturday, July 28, 2012

Lake Festival, K-Man, and 7 on 7 Football...

The Drought Eases.....

Not a lot of rain in Celina, but we have had some....once again more to the south, east, and north...but what we have had, has eased the dry conditions, and some spots of green are actually showing up on the neighborhood lawns....allowing for some spotty mowing to begin anew.  After a humid day yesterday, this morning dawned cooler and cloudy, that however won't last long, as the thermometer will once again rise to the lower 90s by early in the coming week.

Busy Week past....

On Thursday Patricia and I headed to Centerville, and spent the day watching the ever increasing active grandson Kasyn....at 8 months and nearing 30 pounds, the "K-Man" is becoming quite the chunk.  Walking with the help of the furniture, I suspect he is only a few weeks to a month away from walking under his own power....no hurry on that front for sure.

7 on 7 Football....

Yesterday Sam and I joined 4 other area football officials in working the first annual 7 on 7 scrimmages/tournament for the Grand Lake Festival....things went well for the first try, and it was an easy way to sweat off a few pounds while making $100 bucks, and getting a tournament T-Shirt for maybe 4 hours work.  One official worked on each of the six 50 yard fields...no tackling, no blocking, no running plays....7 on 7 passing and one hand touch.  I worked one of the JV practice fields and things, I thought, went very smooth.

Lake Festival.....

Despite the problems with the Lake, the Lake Festival goes on....other than the football tournament, I didn't make it downtown, and frankly, after football, cooking out, and a handful or more of Miller Lite, I was in the sack before 10pm....slept for over nine hours, and I have to say, it felt pretty damn good....

The Festival Fireworks went off last night, and the Grand Parade will take place from 6 through 9pm tonight....I will miss that as well....parades, much like that gay and political correct bullshit that opened the Olympics, just don't hold my interest...some folks like them and that is fine....just not my thing.  The Olympic Opening on the other hand was enough to make one puke....the world has gone to Hell in a hand basket....and you just wonder how long before somebody tries to put it out of it's misery.

The Week Ahead.....

To be frank, I'm not sure what is on my plate.  Patricia is removing wall paper from the kitchen...the plans for the floor replacement, destroyed by the water leak last month, and the new kitchen, which we have wanted anyway, are becoming more clear, although not grounded in cement just yet.  If things go ahead, the Kitchen work will get started in October and hopefully done, floors and all, by Christmas....some $15 to $20 thousand later.

Even with the unplanned 7 on 7, I remain two weeks out from the first of my football scrimmages....and I do need to order some gear before things get started...damn!  The sun just  came out....which means no doubt the heat and humidity will be close behind.

back later>>>>

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