Saturday, March 23, 2024

Upsets galore!

7:39 am - Saturday - March 23rd - GNHS - 64° F, humidity 53%, wind 5 mph out of the west....cloudy today with a forecast high of 75° F, and wind over 20 mph this afternoon.  On this date in 2012 TLE and I were overnighting in the parking lot of a Walmart near Baton Rouge, LA....

Friday was the 2nd day of the round of 64 in the 2024 edition of 'March Madness', and were there ever a lot of upsets!  It was the perfect day for me to spend the day in my recliner watching 16 games which began around 9:30 am, and ended after 10 pm.....12 hours of nothing but NCAA basketball.  The upsets were as follows: 1) Northwestern - #9 beat Florida Atlantic - #8...a minor upset, but an upset, nonetheless, 2) Yale #13 beat Auburn - #4, 3) Colorado - #10 beat Florida - #7 - 102 to 100! 4)Texas A&M - #9 beat Nebraska - #8, 5) James Madison - #12 beat Wisconsin - #5, and 6) Grand Canyon - #12 beat St. Mary's - #5 to close out the day.  So, six upsets in one day.....and that, my friends, is what 'March Madness' is all about.

So why, you might query, was it perfect?  Well, I haven't written about this yet, but this past Tuesday afternoon I was washing the VW in preparation for our overnight trip, wearing my flip flops as I often do, and managed to catch the bottom of my foot on one of the metal spikes I use to tie down the dining canopy.  In addition to a bone bruise, I also lost a piece of skin the size of a dime off the ball of my foot near my little toe.  The result left me with a foot bleeding like a stuck pig, and limping around the rest of the day.  TLE, being the good nurse she is, bandaged me up, and by Wednesday morning things were looking up.  The problem was, however, I spent a lot of Wednesday walking around sightseeing, as well as part of Thursday, so by the time we got home Thursday afternoon my right foot was hurting like the dickens.  Nurse TLE sternly recommended, no insisted upon a day of NO walking, or standing, so Friday became the perfect day to guiltlessly sit in my recliner doing nothing but watching one basketball game after another (16 in all) all the day long.

The high temp for Friday was just 79° F, which continues to amaze us as this time last year we were well into the 90's everyday, and running the A/C quite a bit.  The day was mostly clear, so I was able to get a nice picture, out the Newell door, of the Chocolates lighting up, but no sunset as I was prohibited by Nurse TLE from doing any walking, other than to the  All that being said, by the time I went to bed Friday night my foot was feeling much better, and my optimism about me being able to walk without a painful limp in the near future has returned.

Light 'em up!

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