Well, we are finally back from the stunningly beautiful state of Kentucky. It was a hell of a trip, we left late Friday evening, arriving in Lexington about 12:30 AM, and then we drug ourselves out of bed to the horse show at 6:30 AM. It was cold, and drizzling rain most of the morning. Still, watching the mist of rain across green pastures lined with fences, and horses walking around utterly indifferent to the rush or the weather. It was rough, but it was also nice.
Showed till about 6 PM, then went and played with real horses for a couple of hours. There was a delay, our glorious leader Shannon has engine failure and we spent about an hour sitting on the median of the highway while intrepid husbands and boyfriends made field repairs on her jeep. One distributor cap and rotor assembly later we are off to play with the horses.
After horses we all descended like locusts on the local Olive Garden. After several pitchers of sangria and the arrival of Shannon's boyfriend (Who happens to work at an affiliated establishment, 25% discount for employees rocks!) we rolled back to the motel and crashed, once again around midnight.
Sunday was much the same, more horse show but an earlier departure after my 90 pound wife WON the watermelon eating contest. We get to London KY, and shred a tire on the interstate, thankfully there was some forwarning so we had already exited and were on the ramp looking for a gas station when the tread ripped apart. Sunday, 7PM, no one with tires for sale was open, so we drove another 150 or so miles home on a ritz cracker with a rubber band around it, the emergency donut. That is a slow drive at 50MPH/80KPH.
So here I am, finally checking my email. Looks like the site was jumping over the weekend and it will be a bit before I get all caught up.
I expect to have CoF running (hopefully) by this weekend.