Day 27

On the way to Crawfordsville this morning.

Cindy stopped the car and had me take this photo this morning. It’s a good thing she did because only one of the other still shots I took during the day turned out. I was able to get a few short videos though, and I’ll be posting them to Facebook later.

It has been a busy day so far. Our first stop this morning was at the Boys & Girls Club in Crawfordsville to watch Maely’s basketball game. At six, the concept of dribbling is just that, a  concept. Any time one of the kids feels pressured, they stop dribbling and just run  with the ball. Another act you seldom see is one of the kids passing the ball to a team-mate. Don’t try to tell these kids there is no “I” in “team.” They bring a whole new meaning to the phrase “run and shoot.”

Next we went to catch part of Mason’s swim meet at the high school. He was in four events, but we were only able to see one of them. We did not know at the time that we missed the first part of the meet because we were at the basketball game. He had already swum in two events when we got to the meet. We had to leave before the fourth event in order to be back in Lafayette before 1 p.m. The one event we did see was the 100 meter freestyle. While he didn’t win, Mason gave his all.

Next we went to the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy (LARA) Spelling Bee for Literacy. Cindy worked on stage again this year while I was able to sit in the audience and enjoy watching the spelling teams compete. There were fewer teams and spectators than normal this year, and that was disappointing. I hope they both increase next year.

Now I’m ready for a quiet evening if watching movies while Cindy plays poker.