It's the Tuesday morning after Labor Day, and I sit facing a blank computer screen, waiting for inspiration to come so that I can finish my column, the final piece of writing I do every Tuesday for the new issue.
During the last week, we finished the final aspects of our move to the new office. We turned around and got out the September 2nd paper, our first from the new location. Once that was on the street, we started finishing up this year's football supplement which had to be to the press by Friday afternoon.
On Friday, Sean, Ken and I traveled to San Saba for the game that didn't happen due to lightening. That meant that on Saturday morning, after visiting the Apple Fest, I had to head back over to San Saba for the game. I already had commitments on Saturday afternoon, so I had to leave the game early to get back to Mason.
I attended Scott Zesch's 50th birthday party at the newly christened "Dog Run" on Saturday evening, and began anticipating my own sortie into the mid-century mark later this year.
On Sunday morning, I ran to Brady to visit with friends in from out of town for the Goat Cookoff before making my way back to town to get some work done on the paper. On Sunday evening, I attended the 50th birthday party for Terry Shanks, and then stopped at the Kruse place on the way home to visit with Danny Hohn and his family before they headed back home.
After getting home shortly after midnight, and getting into bed by 1:00 a.m., I grabbed a bit of sleep before returning to the office on Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. so that we could get Tom loaded up with the labels and inserts for this week's paper which he then took to the press in Killeen.
I did take a 1.5 hour break during the day on Monday to run home and grab a quick nap; but, for the most part, we kept the News office open for most of the day, though calls and visitors were almost nonexistent.
All the above words are written to explain why, when it came time to write a column, I'm all out of words for the week. Give me a few days to recharge, and I'll do better next week.
It’s all just my opinion.