I picked up Clay from the Syracuse Airport the afternoon of October 12, 2006. It had been over 8 months since we last saw each other and our reunion was everything we hoped it would be. And more. After chillin’ at home for a couple of days, we flew down to Wilmington, NC to Clay’s family. My parents and brother drove over from Georgia to spend the day with all of us.
After 15 days, we said goodbye again.
But for those two weeks, I was whole again.
On Saturday night Fran, Christie, Briana, and I went to our first Watertown Red and Black football game. The Watertown Red and Black was founded in 1895 and heralds itself as the oldest semi-professional football team in the nation. Armed with our winter coats, hats, blankets, gloves, coffee, and flasks, we watched the Watertown Red and Black crush the Vermont Ice Storm 23-9. It was such a fun time and a great way to spend a Saturday night on a crisp fall night.
A popular cheer is “first down, Watertown” whenever the Watertown Red and Black earn a first down. There were some roudy fans but overall we were impressed with Watertown’s sportsmanship and support for it’s semi-pro football team.
* Originally posted at The Sour Patch Kid Experiment (deleted 2007) on October 8, 2006. Recovered courtesy of waybackmachine.com in 2012.
My ever wonderful husband called me at 1:00pm today to inform me that he is at a new FOB and beginning his trip back to the US for R&R! He has a long journey ahead of him with stops in at least 3 more places (i.e. long lay overs) before he will be home but hopefully this time next week, I will not be alone!
* Originally posted at The Sour Patch Kid Experiment (deleted 2007) on October 6, 2006. Recovered courtesy of waybackmachine.com in 2012.