A New Day

In the past, the KU team would play hard during the season and fold their tent during the BIG XII tournament and get some rest. This time they won the league Play and the tournament. What a day. Now, the rest of the story. Basketball is a game played by students and they all work hard to do well. To me, the shame is that not enough of them stay to the end of their 4 years and earn a degree. As a lot of you know, getting an education is an expensive and a hard job. If you can manage to come out of the end with a degree and no large student loan you are lucky. At the end of the game, crown the victors, salute the losers and move on.

Even with the small clock on the first page of the newspaper I had to stop and really think what "Spring Forward" meant. (I asked Barb if it was 8 or 10 AM) For years, we would go to Fort Riley and have a Field Training Exercise out in the cold and mud. It always griped my butt that we would do it on the Daylight Savings weekend. We would work all day, stay up late, lose an hour to Daylight Savings and then drive home so tired that it is a wonder we didn't have more accidents.

Barb is still on the move to sell the Valley Brooke house herself. I think she has the idea that we will keep trying until about the first of April and then give it to a real estate company. So far everyone that looks at it loves it but they have a shortage of money. We looked at a house near there and it is 200 sq feet smaller and they want almost $20,000 more than we are asking. I think when we get it in the right hands, it will sell fast.

I have a lot of things going on right now, and it is a wonderful time of the year. The daylight is lasting longer, the days are getting warmer and we are about to charge into March madness. I even read my first baseball spring training story in the paper. Lots of plans to be made about building projects and travel adventures. Oh well.... have a great day out there.


1 comment:

  1. MUD, congrats on your Jayhawks! Man, it feels good to win, doesn't it?

    And you're right about all those young men that don't get a degree. It's a shame. It's hard, and those guys really do have to put in a lot of time in on their game. I think in a lot of ways, it's tougher to get a degree playing a sport than it is working your way through with a job.

    Anyway...good on your team!