. . .I should use them wisely. Today I wrote an article that's due Friday and did some other work, then rode to my son Jacari's cross country meet in Hershey. It was a beautiful day. Hershey is about 30 miles away so I got in a 60-mile ride and got to watch Jacari improve his 2-mile time by more than a minute in his second meet.
Last week he ran the two-mile course in 14:11, finishing fourth out of 40 runners. Today his time was 13:07. He finished 26th out of 193 runners. He has had essentially no training so he could improve again next week.
Tomorrow I will go to work and write a couple of urgent news releases and work on remarks for an event in two weeks. I have a couple of important meetings also. But the real event tomorrow just might be a phone call from the command sergeant major of our unit. He thinks the decision whether I am deploying will be made by close of business Thursday.
If that's true, I have a one-month school beginning in mid-October and will be leaving for pre-deployment training just after Thanksgiving. And I will have a lot of work to finish before I go.