Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Issac sticks around for Labor Day...
The Football officiating crew met at Antwerp High School, the A/C was off in our locker room, which was probably a good thing, because the game conditions would be much like those in the locker area. By the time the 28-6 Hilltop win over the host Archers was completed, we were a collection of five, stripping off clothes that weighed about 20 pounds more than when we walked out on the field a few hours earlier. The rest of the weekend would not be much different.
On Saturday I awoke and arrived at Celina Stadium for the JV game between the host Bulldogs and Ottawa-Glandorf. O-G like their varsity counterparts on Friday, won a close game with Celina...the humidity was brutal. 2 hours later my officiating clothes, even wearing shorts this time, again gained 15 or 20 pounds.
That game, with the Reds coming off a great road trip, a 9 1/2 game lead over St. Louis, and their ace on the mound, seemed a natural to end my losing streak at 2 games....it didn't work out that way. I drove off, with rain arriving as I drove down I-75 near Troy, Ohio....it stuck around until Hal and I neared Cincinnati. First stop "Johnny Rockets" grill, where we grabbed a couple super sandwiches a couple of beers...all on Hal as part of the "bet".
We arrived back in Centerville about 5:30pm....and I headed out, grabbed a large coffee at Tim Horton's and drove the back roads home to Celina, where I arrived safe, sound, and probably a couple of pounds heavier at 7 o'clock.
The humidity continues, hopefully the predicted cooler weather and dryer conditions will arrive by week's end. Tomorrow back to Centerville, to sit with Grandson Kasyn......tonight back to football at Wayne Trace, a Junior High game.
Photos-The Remains of "Issac" were present when I drove down the I-675 ramp towards Centerville yesterday morning. The recent moisture has at least let the late blooming flowers, including my backyard Sunflowers come out. Hal and I had great seats, just 4 rows off the field...you could reach out and touch the players if necessary...such as Jimmy Rollins, who blasted a 3 run homer to help the Phils defeat the Reds.
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