This is the story about Brandon Burlsworth, offensive lineman from The Univ. of Arkansas. Brandon was an all state player from Harrison, AR and became a walk-on player. He worked hard on the field and the classroom, becoming a two time all SEC player and on the All American team his final season. Burlsworth caught the eye of the Indianapolis Colts coaches during the Senior Bowl and was drafted in the sixth round. Tragically, he was killed in a car accident 11 days after he signed with the Colts.
I have not seen the movie yet, but from all reports that I have seen, the movie is pretty well factual, from coaches and his family and former team mates. Check it out on the internet........
We have made the trip a couple of times in the past ourselves. I "think" we stayed at an Extended Stay Hotel close to the airport. They had a shuttle van and took us to the light rail station by the airport, we bought tickets to ride right to the front gate of the Stadium, after the game we rode the train back to the airport and we took a cab to the hotel. The next morning the Hotel took us to the Airport.
Last week, returning from my annual trip to Belize. In the Atlanta airport Security Area, we had to go through the body scanners. A man in front of me was in the scanner and they had him step out and remove his belt. He re-entered the scanner and was holding his shorts up with his left hand and had his right hand up over his head. They instructed him to put BOTH hands over his head and he said, "but my pants will fall down." "Put both hands over your head" they said. he did, and sure enough his shorts dropped to the ground, revealing his whitey tighties. He was cleared, he bent over and grabbed his shorts and marched out......
You said your sister is close, but is she willing to preform maid service and other duties such as receive guests, hand out and receive keys, and other "duties as assigned"? I would be interested how it works after 6 months or so.......
Dwayne, yep that really sucks!!!! When we had our regular TT it was parked in our side yard. We never left anything of value in it, no TVs, no game centers, no electronics, etc. I also never locked it, door was always left unlocked. One day we went out to start packing and found several small items and some canned food missing, drawers left open and a pillow case gone. The total may have been $50.00 worth of stuff, BUT no damage to the door frame, broken window or anything else. I made a sign and laminated it and taped it to the door window, it read, "NOTICE, there is nothing of value in this trailer, check it if you want, the door is unlocked." Never had anymore problems.
Switch sides on your tail light assemblies, if the license plate is mounted to a bracket on one of them, or go to any Auto Parts store or Farm and Home supply and buy a replacement light assembly with a license frame and attach it the opposite side of the trailer.
We also had a naked spot in our back yard for a couple of years, it was sad.....:( My DW developed RA and made it difficult to get in and out of the TT, rather than see it just sit, we sold it to a young couple with a couple of small children and they were all smiles driving off. My DW wife is doing a lot better due to meds now and we found a 19 foot used Hi-LO to fill the sad spot. We are not back to making all the trips we used to, but we are back. :B Hope you can also fill the lonely spot in your yard....:W
I found that draining the water heater after coming home from a trip eliminates the "rotten egg" smell on the next trip. Make sure you turn off water heater before leaving camp, before storing or parking the trailer, be sure to flip the lever on the pressure relief valve and remove the drain plug. After draining insert the drain plug and re-set the pressure relief valve. After a couple of showers, I always remembered to let the pressure out of the tank before draining.....:S
Well, we stayed home this holiday and so did the daughters' family (five in all), and a couple of friends. SIL wanted to have a fish fry. We are having:
Southern Fried catfish fillets
Some chicken strips for the kids
Broccoli slaw (for the DW)
onion and pickles
and whatever dessert the Daughter brings
plenty of tea and lemonade
Sport45, the flight for me is FREE, son is using miles from Corp. CC and costs him nothing. To get a cheap seat on Southwest, I would have to wait 2 weeks and still have the airport hassle. Besides, I am retired, what else do I have to do......:B
I used to like to fly, (on a airplane), and now it is just a hassle, and I can't blame the Airlines or TSA, just a sign of the times.
I am flying from Little Rock to Dallas next week to pick up a vehicle from my son. He is using some of his credit card points to buy me a one way ticket. Only problem is he can only buy Delta tickets and they booked me from Little Rock to Atlanta, then Atlanta to Dallas. Security in Little Rock is not too bad and I do not think I will go through Security in Atlanta, just go from one gate to another, that is my hope anyway.
In July I am travelling to Belize, we leave Little Rock, change at DFW for the International flight and return a week later the same way. It has been my experience in years past that Security moves slow at DFW International and we have just over an hour to make a connection. I have not heard of any long lines or problems at DFW, but all that could change in 6 weeks.........
I have not had a "real" ham in many a moon..... I am 66 and can still remember hog butchering day back in the day. Several family members gathered the hogs up at one place, usually 30 to 45 days before butchering day to "fatten them up". Meats were shared among the families and lard rendered, and a feast followed. I can remember my Father buying a special curing salt and the ham(s) were coated and placed in a wooden bin in the barn. Every day or two it was our job to go and rub salt on the ham and turn it. After several weeks, meat was cut off and cooked as was needed in the house. We never had a smokehouse or hung the meat in a bag. This was all done in the Fall, usually after the first good frost and the air was cool. I think this was the secret to a good ham.....
Sounds like you found a great deal there!! IF you have full benefits with just 20 hours a week, that is the ideal job.
The best "job" I had was working part time as the Handyman/Janitor at our Church. 24 hours a week, went in when I wanted and left when I wanted. I did that for two and a half years before my SS kicked in. I had no benefits, but I already had medical through the VA and if I needed a week or so off, all I had to do was ask and I was still paid for time off. Enjoy the work and the change of work environment, it can change your health and attitude........(and keep your wife happy!)
Old-Biscuit, sounds like you still have some spare time on your hands!! :B So some serious stuff like I did, get your fishing gear out and check everything out and give it a good cleaning. I have had the same rods and reels for thirty years or more but have not used them since my fishing partner passed about seven years ago. :( I purchased my lifetime hunting and fishing license last year and decided that this year I would make a serious effort to return to fishing. I discovered that age and lack of use has taken a toll on all of my gear. :R It looks like a trip to Bass Pro Shop is in the future for me, my wife says to wait until Fathers Day, but that is almost two months away, she does not realize that there are thousands of fish just waiting to be caught.....:W
From a Vet, wear it if you like it, heck even go to the Army/Navy surplus store and buy one, makes no difference to me. Although I have worn and still own a boonie, I prefer a wider brim hat for sun protection. I too have hade spots on my face and neck removed and have found that a mesh style straw hat with a wider brim to offer more protection than the boonie. Also, I am sure they told you to wear a LOT of sunscreen while outside.......
I had my brake shoes and bearings checked about 3 weeks ago. After pulling the tires off, both the Mechanic and I examined them and saw no defects in the tires or bearings. I am old school, I think $49.00 a year is good insurance to eyeball something you can not see and also have a trained pair of eyes look at them also. JMHO.......