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.


Dreaming said...

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

Dreaming said...

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!

Nancy J said...

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.

Grey Horse Matters said...

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