Tuesday, December 16, 2008

So in other news...

I took my kids to the tournament in Dallas this weekend. Surprisingly, they did ok. I had one that placed 2nd in Humorous and a team that placed 6th in duet. Two others broke to semi-finals in extemporaneous speaking. Given that they were competing against students from 48 other schools, I thought it was a success for them. On Friday night I took them to the Magic Time Machine and they had a blast. After the tournament on Saturday, we went to PF Chang's. It was ok but not as good as the last time I went. We didn't get finished until fairly late, but headed back to the hotel around 11:15. After exiting off the highway and waiting to turn on to Belt Line Road, I was rear-ended by the coach that was following me. Thankfully I was in a school vehicle which was an Expedition. It didn't suffer much damage other than some scrapes. The other car, however, was pretty much totaled with the hood bent up and the fender bent into the tire. The radiator was gushing and smoke was coming out of the engine. She was able to move it into a bank parking lot at the corner. A police officer showed up and took the report. I had to call my assistant superintendent because the transportation director didn't answer when I called him. Everyone was ok but it was a late night. The next day was a long day because we took the other coach and her student home since her car was stranded in Dallas. That meant we had to go through Lubbock on the way home which added an hour and a half to the drive. I hated missing church this weekend, but it was unavoidable.

Yesterday was a typical school day but I had a band concert last night. The concert went ok except I couldn't hear very well and I know I couldn't get in tune. But at least it's over and I'm about ready to have a real break. Once I get through the lock-in this weekend I'll probably sleep for about the first week. I haven't decided if I'm going to put my try up this weekend or not. I need to get Marty's Christmas present mailed to him soon.

Well, I think I'm going to do something I haven't done in a very long time. I'm going to go watch t.v., read a book, relax, and go to bed early.


Anonymous said...

Glad that nothing worse happened!

Leann said...

Good to hear you made it back safely.