Friday, May 23, 2008

Long Weekend

I'm heading out the door now to drive down to West Virginia for the weekend to visit my mother-in-law and the rest of my wife's family. It's cool though, because they're great people and I happen to really like it there. West Virginia is a pretty place. The people are nice. Where I'm from at least, it's cooler in the summer. If they had a semblance of an economy I'd probably be living there right now.

Not that there aren't any drawbacks. The big one for our purposes is that my mother-in-law doesn't have Internet access (she's 74, so the web ain't exactly a priority for her). I can't even use my Blackberry there because her house is in an old 'holler (really) and no signals can get through. Upshot: there will be no posts until at least Monday evening, and depending on how tired I am when I get back, it may be Tuesday before you hear from me again. Being unplugged for a few days is going to be like kicking heroin, but it's probably good to get away and cleanse for a while.

Have a great weekend everybody. If Willie Randolph gets fired before I get back, someone reset the doomsday clock for Ned Yost.

Craig

4 comments:

Travis M. Nelson said...

I was in Beckley for business last year. I was visiting a crane manufacturer south of there, in VA, and when it was time to leave, the Bluefield "airport" (read: trailer next to a field) was fogged in, so they told me I had to drive up to Beckley, at a lower elevation, to fly home. The guy at the rental counter told me to just leave the keys with "his buddy up there" in Beckley, who would drive it the 45 minutes back to Bluefield some time later. Somehow I don't think folks up here around Philly would trust that arrangement...

Anonymous said...

Atlwineguysays:
My wife's family is from WV as well, though they are from Parkersburg. It is nice up there, and def quiet! They have moved to western Maryland- Deep Creek- now and there are now signals there either! My Blackberry works when we drive to Morgantown to watch football and that's about it!

Deaner said...

I didn't know that you were a West-by-God-Virginian... I grew up in Logan!

themarksmith said...

Get back soon. Willie has a meeting with the owners tomorrow. His clock seems to be at 11:59.59.