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Monday, September 15, 2008

Loser Weekend but with a rainbow

Yes it was a loser weekend! I have felt yucky since Friday. We did not go the the Indians game Friday night. I was not feeling very well and the weather threatened to be bad. It turned out to be a wonderful game. Everything went downhill from there for Northeast Ohio Sports Fans.

Saturday the Indians lost both games of a double header to Kansas City: 8-3 and 8-4.
They followed up Sunday with another loss, this time a rousing 13-3.

Then there are the Ohio State Buckeyes. After a 35-3 loss to USC they have dropped to lucky number 13 in the rankings.

Finally last night the Browns played arch rival Pittsburgh. Fortunately the remnants of Hurricane Ike came rolling through and knocked our power out so that we were not obliged to watch the results. Of course the Browns lost 10-6, but that's a better score than the Indians Games.

This morning at 4:30 suddenly all the lights in the house came on. At least it seemed like all of them at the time. I got up checked stuff out for damage, then tried to crawl back in bed. In checking out the computer and the cable links I browsed to my daughters web site. I am glad I did as sometime last night she had changed the sites skin to a fall theme which looks very nice, and had posted a great story about our Grandson. That was my second moral boost for the day.

The first was a great neighborly act. A few years ago a new family moved in across the street. Soon afterwords several incidents led to a few redneck comments being made. However, as we got to know them, they turned out to be great folks. They are literally the kind that would give you the shirt off their back. Yesterday this was aptly illustrated when we lost power on our block, but not on the opposite side of the street. When he saw Donna come home from church to a darkened home, he appeared with an extension cable which he had run all the way across the street to provide us with some power. Now I have never had that happen before, and I would not have thought to do it myself. That is a good neighbor. If they are rednecks I will take a whole block full of them.


Unknown said...

Hey Dad. Glad you're feeling better. Loser weekend for Ohio sports, that's for sure!!!

Thanks for the compliments on the new template. I'm pretty happy with it.

And you have a GREAT neighbor there! What a thoughtful guy. Maybe you could make some of your great breads and take him over a loaf. I'm sure it would be a warm gesture.

Gene said...

Sorry to hear you lost power, we missed all of that. But glad to hear you have such awesome neighbors. Take Care Dot