I had a draft of a post for today. I opened it up on Saturday night, thinking I’d peck away at it while West Virginia (WVU) and Texas traded the lead back and forth in an important Big-12 Conference game. OK, important if you’re a fan of football or an alumnus of WVU or Texas. Yes, probably not so important for my average reader, but you know, we have to set the scene.
There I was, with my draft that was woven around a disappointing attempt to buy two new LED outside lights for our garage. At about the time WVU was losing 21-17, I started expanding on what was going to be a sideline (still in football mode) issue. I worked on that until the game was tied at 34. By the time WVU was given the ball back with a little over 2:30 left and down 41-34, I had a complete draft, but I didn’t like it. The draft was fine, but I realized I had written my way into the election tomorrow, and I really didn’t want to go there.
I tweaked a few things. As WVU scored a touchdown, bringing the score to 41-40, we were both 16 seconds and one point-after-kick away from overtime – WVU on the field in Austin and me in my comfy-chair in the family room. I didn’t want to start over, apparently, neither did WVU. In a gutsy move, WVU attempted a two-point conversion. As they won the game 42-41, I closed Word and saved that post for another day. Maybe when WVU plays Oklahoma.
I would normally start a new post today, but it’s sunny and I have concrete to mix and support brackets to install and an Irish Setter to walk. I think I’ll just share some pictures from those activities and be done with this post. Sorry for all the football stuff. If you are a fan, may your team win. If you’re not a fan, I hope you can find a good movie or a good book. If you’re planning to vote tomorrow, I hope you get there just as they’re opening up a fresh new line.