Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Glutton for Punishment?


Glutton for Punishment?   Well not really, but sometimes I even wonder about myself and the schedule I have worked out for me....

Tonight will end a string of six days of activity on the officiating front, that has been made more intense by the Summer-Like heat that has finally arrived....in September no less!  95 is on the forecast card for today, after reaching a near record(for September 9th) 91 yesterday...

Last Thursday I worked a Junior High football game to get things started off....this was followed by a nearly 3 hour 82 point Varsity game at Fort Loramie on Friday evening...those were the warm-ups.  On Saturday I traveled south and east to Minster for a JV game with Celina in the morning...a trip home, a bite to eat and then on to Spencerville for 4 hours of double header baseball.  Drinking way too many beers after that busy day, I crawled out to the Eastview Park side of Celina and worked a youth double header on Sunday...4 hours later I was over as sister's house as some of the family had a cookout, since the youngest sister and husband were coming down from his Chef gig on the St. Lawrence Seaway Islands, on their way back to south Florida for the fall and winter....again way too many beers.

Yesterday afternoon a Freshman game here in Celina, followed by less beer as I watched the Reds lose a golden opportunity to move closer to first place, by losing to the lowly Cubs...tonight we will
swelter in the heat again as the Celina 7th grade team hosts visiting Ottawa-Glandorf.  That will end a long string...tomorrow night, the spouses, along with mom and brother Mike will eat dinner out, before youngest sister Kelly and "Denmark" Mike make roads back to Naples, via Columbus to visit with some of the other members of the family.

Thursday, another Junior High game at Crestview...but no varsity game on Friday this week for me, so Saturday, despite 3 games, should be better, especially since the heat wave is slated to end by Friday.  Sunday another youth double, followed by a JV game here in Celina next Monday....then 4 or 5 days off to head to the Howard County/Kokomo Vietnam Reunion...the annual get together which draws thousands for the camp out....That will take me to the first day of Fall...and hopefully  the weather will be cooler from there on out, but not cold...I am not ready for that yet.!

back later>>>The Backyard Sunflowers(and others) have reached their peak and are now heading toward the fall season...son Hal and grandson Kasyn staying cool at the family get together on Sunday...and Next week at this time I will be with Big Sam, Tom McCandless, and other former Vietnam Sky Cops at the Kokomo Healing Grounds and Reunion...

1 comment:

sam said...

See ya there Brother