Wow, I'm on a terrible streak of writing my blog (or even reading others' blogs). What's been keeping me so busy? All sorts of things, but primarily studying for the State Real Estate Licensing Exam. That should all be over soon, but it's a huge part of my last few weeks.
The Bears have been out of town for the last two weeks, so there haven't been any tailgates but game day is still spent celebrating or, most recently, lamenting a poor game. Softball has been put on the back burner except for Saturday when we had a tournament in Portage, IN, about an hour away, and the regular third baseman couldn't make it. The games started at 9 a.m., which meant I was up at 6 to get there and have batting practice. We finished up around 6:30 p.m.! It was a long day, seven games in all, we went 5-2 and took 2nd. We would have won it all rather easily, but had two guys leave for the last two games and had to rest another guy with a cracked vertebrae in his lower back. Crazy right? Anyway, we only lost 18-16 with a makeshift lineup for the last game.
The other big deal was getting our kitchen and dining room floors refinished. They are wood, as are the floors throughout the upper level except for the bathrooms. The dog had left a stain in the wood under where the pool table was and we had to try to get it out. For the most part we were successful with this effort, so mission accomplished. Plus after 20 years, it was really time to get them redone. Moving everything out of those rooms and then back again were time consuming ventures.
Bears play Sunday at home and then on Thursday at home, so it's going to be a busy week next week!