Archive for October, 2007

Entry for October 23, 2007

October 23, 2007

The Blue Jackets got us excited Friday night as they went to Buffalo and shut out the Sabres 3-0. Pascal Leclaire recorded his third shutout of the year. But then Columbus came home and was whipped by Vancouver 4-1. So, the Jackets continue to limp along at around .500.

Ohio State took a 24-0 lead on Michigan State, then let the Spartans back in the game before hanging on for a 24-17 win. Kentucky played well but lost to Florida 45-37. The SEC East is still wide open.

The rains started early Monday afternoon here, and are expected to continue for most of the week. Just what the doctor ordered for the severe drought we have been in.

Entry for October 18, 2007

October 18, 2007

The Blue Jackets looked like the “Blue Jackets of old” Saturday night in getting blown out of Colorado 5-1. Last night Columbus lost its first home game of the season, 3-2 to Dallas in a shootout. It is still early in the season, of course, but I’ve seen enough flashes of brilliance to maintain optimism.

Entry for October 15, 2007

October 15, 2007

Bonnie and I had a good time at Herrington Lake over the weekend. The weather was excellent while we were there from Friday noon till Sunday noon. We rented a boat a couple times, but for the most part just relaxed and enjoyed the break from the ol’ routine. We had a cabin with an excellent view of the lake.

Kentucky pulled off a big win by beating formerly top-ranked LSU in three overtimes on Saturday. I listened to some of the game on the radio while at the lake. The Cats were behind by 13 points in the second half, but rallied to send the game into overtime. Next up for the Cats is Florida. Kentucky is in the top 10 in the newly released BCS standings. Ohio State is number one after having an easy time with Kent State.

October 11 part 2

October 11, 2007

The Blue Jackets are off to a great start. In two home games, the CBJ has not given up any goals (to Anaheim and Phoenix). Saturday night, Columbus lost 3-2 in Minnesota with Norrena the backup goalie between the pipes. The season is young, but there is a lot of reason for optimism.

The near-record high temperatures over the weekend finally gave way, and we are expecting highs in the 60s over the next few days. I was able to resume autumn projects yesterday afternoon.

Bonnie and I are going to Herrington Lake for a long weekend, which will be a nice break for both of us.

Entry for October 11, 2007

October 11, 2007

I’m behind updating the blog again, but hopefully I can get caught up today.

Kentucky lost at South Carolina to end the unbeaten string this season. Mistakes on offense were the problem. LSU and Florida are up next for the Cats, so the schedule gets harder not easier.

Ohio State’s defense seems to be shifting into high gear, as the Bucks won 23-7 in West Lafayette.

Bonnie’s daughter Angela was married Saturday. There was a small reception in the basement of the church, then a party at the groom’s parents’ farm in southern Indiana. I met a lot of fun people. The highlight for me was that my sister came down from Ohio. It was the first time any of my family had met any of Bonnie’s family.

The Miata’s clutch failed Friday night on the way back from the rehearsal dinner. Fortunately, I was only about a mile from home, and AAA provided a tow truck in less than a half hour. I just got the car back yesterday. Parts and labor were $826, as the clutch and all the associated hydraulics had to be replaced. But, the car runs much better now.

Entry for October 02, 2007

October 2, 2007

Ohio State and Kentucky just keep rolling along.

Kentucky is now ranked 8th in the country after a 45-17 win over Florida Atlantic. The Cats travel to Columbia Thursday night to take on the Gamecocks. A UK victory makes the Cats bowl-eligible with 6 wins, and they would be the first team in the country to hit that mark. Others will pick up win number 6 on Saturday, of course.

My biggest worries are with the defense and the place kicking. But, the Cats are unbeaten until somebody posts more points. It’s as simple as that.

Ohio State went to the Twin Cities and beat the Gophers 30-7. If nothing else, Minnesota has a good offensive team, but they couldn’t do much against the Buckeyes.

We’ve continued to have warm weather here, which has somewhat slowed work on my autumn projects. But, I have gotten a few things done.

Next up is Angela’s wedding this weekend. I will be taking pictures throughout the proceedings.