Saturday, September 22, 2018

Rain delay.......

6:53 am - Saturday - September 22nd  - Shelburne, NH - 62º F, 65% humidity, wind 23 mph out of the north by the north by northwest......cloudy, windy with a forecast high today of 62º F.

We had planned to roll our wheels Friday morning, but the forecast called for rain.......

....which we got, and high winds, which never materialized until late evening.  It was breezy all day, but the wind never got to the 'high winds' category.  Nevertheless, we opted to remain where we are for another day hoping for better weather.  When you have no schedule, and and are not in a hurry why drive in rain and wind?

The  PGA Tour Championship began Thursday and saw Tiger Woods tied for the lead at -5 after the first round.  He has done that before since he began his comeback in January, and has led for a few holes here in there in several golf tournaments this year, but he has yet to hold the lead for two consecutive days.  That changed Friday.  At one point he was -8 and had a two stroke lead on the field.  He ended up tied for first again at -7 at the end of 36 holes.....that is something new.  His short game and putting have been great the first two days, but his driving deserted him in round two.  In spite of that he still managed a two under par round.  Could this be the week he returns to the 'WIN' column, and notches his 80th tour victory?  You can be sure I will be watching to see.

Our big activity of the day was reading, and reading, and reading while we watched the weather pass through Shelburne.  Periodically the, at times, torrential rain drowned out the TV volume as the golf tournament played in the background. There were the occasional cheers when Tiger sank a birdie putt, and groans when he double bogeyed #16 after a very errant drive, and an even worse second shot, but at the end of the day he was still tied for first place, and hope continues to burn eternal that he will win this weekend.

Toward the end of the day the rain let up, and we even saw some blue sky appear for a few minutes at a time, but then the cloud cover increased and the wind began to gain velocity once again.  It rained on and off most of the night, and we could hear and feel the wind buffeting the Newell, but we were 'as snug as two bugs in a rug' all night.

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