When I was younger I could sit and read a good book all day and be completely happy. As you can guess, life has gotten in the way of that little hobby. In fact, now I pretty much only read on car rides or on the airplane between Colorado and here.
Because of the lack of reading lately, it had been quite awhile since I had been at a library. Boy, oh boy did I rediscover it yesterday. Not only can I take my laptop down there to use the internet (I’m back in Portage now, so not at the library), but I can check out the books I’ve been meaning to read and maybe even read a little. The Allen County Library also has an awesome collection of DVD’s and CD’s, and even a few Wii games. Mitch and I have been wanting to rent or buy the seasons of Lost, since we keep hearing how awesome of a show it is. Well, they had it at the library. The best part, it is all free! I mean, I knew that it was, but since it had been so long, I forgot how great that little tid-bit of info was.
The best part of my library trip yesterday, they had a set of 8 DVD’s from Strobist (a lighting blog that I love). I had been wanting to check these DVD’s out for quite some time now, with moving though, the money just wasn’t there. So, you can imagine how excited I was to find them on the shelf yesterday to rent for 3 weeks! Yes, I am happy.
Oh, and a true shocker for anyone that knows Mitch. He willingly came into the library, that alone is big news. I do think that my excitement over the multimedia section had a lot to do with that though. You can imagine my complete amazement though, when at the checkout counter he had a stack of books (they weren’t even picture books, I checked). They were all about grass, but I was impressed nonetheless.
Nothing like a little free fun!
Apparently all it takes to make the front page is a 12×5 sinkhole that is about 4 feet deep in your field.
This image is from the NWI Times.
Here is Mitch’s second claim to fame in NWI.
There are a couple of articles you can read, this one is talking about everything in the area and this one is talking about all of the flooding at the field.
Our games today have now been officially canceled. It does finally look promising that we’ll be able to start them tomorrow!
To say that life has been crazy would be an absolute understatement. Mitch and I haven’t spent a single night at home in over two weeks. Funny thing (not really funny) is that our next day off won’t be until June 14th because of the way the schedule falls. The majority of the recent nights we spent at the ballpark until about 10 or 11, there was one 4a.m. morning/night in there also though.
Last week Mitch’s parents came out for a visit. I definitely don’t feel like we were very good tour guides. Thanks to our schedules, we really only got to take them into Chicago on Saturday before we took them back to the airport. We did get to head up the Sears Tower and out to Wrigley though.
My parents fly in Friday through Tuesday. I’m fearing that my hostess skills aren’t going to be quite up to par again since the team is home Fri-Sun. Hopefully we’ll get to catch some sites though.
Since I haven’t had many RailCat free moments lately, I don’t have any new portraits to get up. The plan is to work on those after my parents and the team leave Tuesday night. I am going to share one ballpark shot and a couple shots of Chicago from the Sears Tower.
Doesn’t Mitch have the field looking absolutely beautiful?! He also added a few of his signature paint jobs.
The last shot is actually available here on our multimedia page to set as your wallpaper on your computer.
Thanks everyone for continuing to check in here over the last couple of weeks. Hopefully the longest dry spell of no posts this blog will ever see is over.
Here is the image. Not a great scan, but we did manage to get our hands on a few copies of it for family. Who would have thought that the Friday Post Tribune would be such a hot issue that most gas stations would be sold out by the time we got off!
Just a sidenote to anyone hoping to get an appointment on this trip back, slots are filling up quickly. There are a couple left, I believe those are for Friday and Saturday’s slots.
With the RailCats getting ready to start their season, Mitch has spent some of his time on the phone with reporters lately. He just kind of assumed that they might use a quote or two from him in articles, but Friday they ran what was almost a full page story on him in the Post Tribune complete with a big beautiful picture. I can’t access the picture online, but here is a link to the story http://www.post-trib.com/sports/highschools/901911,tobaseball.article . We’re about to get kicked out of the library, but I’ll get the picture posted up tomorrow. I’m so proud of him!