Hi, all. Had my doctor’s appointment follow-up to the ER visit today, then we hit the grocery store on the way home before my wife had to rush to the airport for a 4-day long business trip in Vegas. High winds here have delayed her flight, but this means it’s just me and the kids most of this week.
The new house has been staked but ground has yet to be broken. That’s supposed to happen sometime in the next few days, but in the interim, I’m spending a lot of time trying to entertain a toddler and talk to contractors to get post-build reno bids on countertops, tile floors, built in shelving units, etc. It’s mentally taxing.
I’m feeling mildly better than I was the other day, and I was able to make it to Satch’s tournament this weekend — enduring a two hour drive only to find he had one other kid in his bracket, and it’s a kid he’s beaten like a drum for the last few years, including the previous two weeks. There just aren’t many 49-50 lb 10-year-old wrestlers on the eastern plains, it seems. The next weight bracket up was 57lbs, so I had the tournament director add him to that bracket as well, because driving that distance for two matches wasn’t working for me. That meant Satch would have to wrestle back to back on occasion, but he was up to it — winning all five of his bouts to take first place in both brackets. It wasn’t until the finals of the 57lb bracket that he gave up any points, and that was against one of his teammates. Satch weighed in at right around 49.6 that morning.
Anyway, that’s where things are around here. I’m slowly getting things back in order after the passing of our dog and my health issues, but the travel schedule my wife’s been keeping at the onset of her new job has been tough on us both, particularly now that Tanner has entered his terrible twos prematurely.
Thanks to Darleen for keeping things lively in my absence. I hope to be back to “normal” soon. Also, thanks to Dan K for the donation at the tail end of last month’s fundraiser. I had already taken the post down and have been meaning to give him a shout out.
So. Shout out!
Also, here’s a video one of the parents put together of the tournament Saturday. The takedown Satch got to win the finals is near the very end: