Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bad start to the weekend

Well the Cardinals lost in seriously awful fashion tonight.

I watched every pitch because I was keeping score at home (one of my favorite home-alone activites). Matt Holliday dropped a pretty routine fly ball that would have been the final out. Instead, the Dodgers deliver a 2-out rally and win. Three happy hours of my life turns into a soul-crushing waste of time.

SOOO...to get my mind off the Cardinals, I start to pack for the Ole Miss-Alabama game. I need to know what the weather will be like.

Just checked and it looks like I'll be driving in the rain for about 8-9 hours tomorrow, including my leg from Dallas to Jackson, and Joel's leg from Jackson to Oxford.

Gameday forecast? Thunderstorms. Followed by more rain. High in the upper 50s. Basically just cold, wet, and generally shitty. I'm packing waders. And some Jim Beam.

Dammit. Dammit, dammit, dammit. I've been looking forward to attending this game for about 10 months, and it's going to be a freaking monsoon. Awesome. Just awesome.

And I miss my kid.

I suppose if Ole Miss wins it'll be worth it. I hope so.

Home Inspection

Sitting here at the computer upstairs while a half-dozen people downstairs are looking my home up one side and down the other for flaws, problems and potential problems. They've been at it now for two hours.

It is an awkward and invasive feeling; like getting a physical from a team of strangers.
I don't like any of it.

The only positive is that when it is over, like a physical, we will know exactly what our house's condition is: What needs fixing now, what can wait, and what it's going to take to sell it, if we can.

Oh, have I mentioned before that we're trying to sell our house? Yep. With luck, I'll be updating the blog from some new digs in a few weeks, even though I HATE HATE HATE moving.