The second floor remodeling is now complete and ready for a May 1 rental. Attached are some photos.
The Blackhawks broke their 49 year drought by bringing the Stanley Cup to Chicago for the first time since 1961 by beating the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime to win the series 4 games to 2.
The parade and celebration will be in Chicago on Friday morning June 12, 2010.
It was one of the hardest things I have had to do but he could no longer walk and he had some other blood blockages causing swollen limbs. He was put to sleep earlier today.
I am comforted by a number of photos that I have to remember him by including the one with my mother and him at the ballgame.
I had a great time at the Bulls – Celtics game last night. The Bulls won to keep their playoff hopes alive. The crowd was lively and the electronics and media at the United Center kept the crowd entertained all night.
In between there was the tailgating before the game which is getting increasingly popular as they have now allowed in the parking lots for a number of years. Thanks to Pete and his friends for a great feast before the game.
There also was the best defensive play I have ever seen by a pitcher when Mark Buerhle fielded a play hit off his leg that went into foul territory by throwing a strike to Paul Konerko backhanded between his legs. What a great time at the ballpark and the White Sox won 6 to nothing.
I was really impressed with the White Sox new spring training facility called Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. It is much better than the previous facilities in Tucson, Arizona and Sarasota, Florida. Also it is in the Phoenix metro area which makes it close to all of the many other teams that train in Arizona. I had a great time on the trip.
I had a great time in the warmth of Arizona for a trip that included White Sox spring training, tours of Scottsdale and Tempe and trips to the Red Rock Canyon and a ride on the Copper Spike Train in Globe, Arizona.
I had a great time at the British car parts swap meet in Wheaton, Illinois on Sunday, February 28, 2010. It was the first time I had been to this event even though this was its 14th year.
I attended with Bruce Magers of the American MGB Association and we had a vendor’s table set up with club merchandise and membership information. We did manage to sign up a few new members and met many of our current members at the show. It was also good to see so many of the friends that I have made throughout the years because of my involvement with the club.
I have tickets for the White Sox – Cubs game in Glendale, Arizona on March 19, 2010. Looking forward to seeing the new spring training home of the White Sox – Camelback Ranch.