I’m Homeless

So, right now, I don’t have a home. Jon and I aren’t able to actually move into our new place until Wednesday, the 1st. I found this out this morning. I called up our new landlord to make sure the time was still good. That’s when he said they will be staying the next couple of nights at the house and we can’t move in until the first. Knowing our situation, he let us unload our stuff in the living room, dining room, and the basement. I am also leaving in a few hours for Nashville, where I will be meeting up with our High School youth group and helping chaperon their mission trip. I really wish I had just said no to helping them. We won’t get back until Thursday the 2nd. I have at least arranged to leave Thursday morning, so I can start sorting through my stuff and what goes where.

Since Dr. McCown hasn’t really started moving in yet, I am going to spend the night here at the Mellowood house in the room that I originally moved into. Some know it as Dan’s room, some as Jon’s old room, some as my old room, or others just know it as the small room. I still have a couple of car loads of stuff here that I won’t be able to bring over until Thursday. To really make this complicated, Greg is going to be out of town for 9 days starting on Tuesday. Jon normally would be working in Johnson City, but rumor has it, he may take the week off.

Stay tuned in the future for…..
Yard Sale

Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel

Things must have been pretty bad… Laurel usually has two softball teams that play in two different leagues. One league has been going on for a few weeks now and the team that plays in this one is way more serious than the second league. The first league is made up of all different churches while the second league is just a Church of Christ league. Normally I just play on the second team. Even though we let anyone play on the second team, we still always manage to come in first or second. All this is just saying that there is a difference in the level of play between the two teams.

So yesterday I got a call from Bubbles. They were in need of a few players. If you don’t have 10 players, you have to take an automatic out. Apparently on Saturday, they had a double header, but they only had 9 players. Because of this, they had to take an automatic out every inning. They probably lost both games because of this. They guess its better to have the 10 players, even if a few aren’t quite up to par with the rest of the team.

Knowing the competitive nature of this league and the fact that I haven’t played any since last summer (we didn’t have an intramural team this year for whatever reason), I wanted to just tell him no I couldn’t do it. I really could have used the time to pack some more things. Instead, I told him I’d come if they needed me. I knew that I wouldn’t have gotten the call if they didn’t need me though. So I went expecting to totally suck.

I definitely need more practice, but I wasn’t quite as bad as I imagined myself to be. I went 2-3 with 2 singles, a walk, and a fly out. Somehow, on the fly out, I managed to break the aluminum bat (I suspect it was already broken and that it should have been a single in the gap instead of a fly out, but oh well). Normally I would play Right-Center, Left-Center, or Right Fielder, but on this team I would have to be catcher. Anyways, we played against one of the best team in the leagues yesterday and we won. This may be my last game for this year. We aren’t going to have enough people this summer for the second league we normally compete in.

Wanna Ride Anyone?

Well since the majority of my lab is at a conference in Detroit, I have a lot of leniency in time I can take off. Tomorrow, Michele will be passing through Knoxville as she travels back home to Smyrna. There is a very good chance that we will bike some of the trails here in Knoxville. So if you’re free tomorrow during the day between 10:00 – 3:00 (really I just made those hours up, but you get the idea, its gonna be during the day) and you want to join… give me a holla.

Whose Your Daddy?

CuffDaddy Wins!
Today Jon and I were joined by David and Wilson on a second attempt to see Kacie at the Ruby Tuesday’s in Maryville. This time ended much more successfully. Afterwards, we were to meet up with Becca and Holly at the Turkey Creek shopping center. They went shopping while we waited for Ben G to show up. Once we were all together, we decided we would play some laser tag.

Its been AGES since Cuff Daddy here has played laser tag. I probably haven’t played since high school or freshman year of college. (Honestly, I can’t remember when the last time I played.) I’m really not feeling that old after playing though. Yep, Cuff Daddy got first place. (Thanks to Wilson mostly. :p ) In all fairness, it didn’t register any of Ben’s kills, but I don’t think that would have changed the outcome of first place. It was still fun regardless of the score. We ought to do this sometime in the fall.

You probably ought to be able to figure these out, but just in case you can’t:
BIGBENTLY: Ben G
PINK ROXY: Holly
WILSONATOR: Wilson
FLYIN SOLO: Jon
REBECOP: Becca
DRUM GUY: David