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Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Flower City Half-Marathon

When the sky was bright red at 6am I knew we were in for some weather.
Fortunately Karen took care of chores.

I had to meet Greg to catch a ride into Rochester as we were drumming (7th year in a row)
at the Flower City Half-Marathon.  We left at 6:40 and the race started at 7:30?  The first runners did not get to us until around 8, and shortly after that it started to rain.  Fortunately we had a little tent thingy over us or we would have had to stop to save our drums.
 We are placed at the top of a very long hill and the runners are motivated when they hear us.
By the time they get there,  many say thanks and give us a thumbs up.

Some even dance.
 Was this guy a trooper or what?
 Just before the last runner came by, the skies really opened up and we were slammed.
Pity the people in the race.
 By the time I got back to the farm we had rains heavy enough to leak into a bedroom and the library.  Hopefully the roof will be repaired in the next couple of days.
Karen was kind enough to come back to the farm by 9:30 and put the horses in.  They were wormed this morning, then got soaked, turned back out by 12:15 and had to wear blankets as it was 37 degrees and very windy.  That red sky did it.
At 12:30 I went down to the gallery for our Sunday Jam.
 We are playing at the Canal opening on May 13th and were trying to get our ducks in a row.
I got home in time to make a good dinner.  
Chicken Helen, mashed potatoes, a carrot/apple/craisin salad and leftover salad from last night.
I had chore duty tonight and the girls were happy to be tucked in.





 Now all is quiet on the western front...
 we have a fire going....


and I am headed out to the kitchen to watch another episode of "Border Town."
Night all.

4 comments:

  1. You are so good to encourage the runners with your drumming in such terrible conditions.
    We had 12" of snow Friday night and Saturday. I

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  2. Oops... I hit the wrong button!
    Our snow is rapidly melting leaving a quagmire in the paddock. Yuck! No one likes it - not man nor beast!

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  3. Rain, runners, and dinner, then a fire to warm you all. We had a fire again this morning too. Drummers to be at the side-line, that is a real treat.

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  4. I'm sure you motivated the runners with the drumming. Too bad it rained.

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