Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Connie checked in a little early for her shift to see if there was any immediate needs for transportation services. There was some down time, so she asked to get a look at the Mercedes-Benz SUV that she would be driving. (The gear shift is really odd since it doesn't lock in to a position and is more like a wiper or turn signal stick!)
The morning shift was a bit slow. Scheduled routes did not begin until around 8:30 AM.
The transportation headquarters is near the clubhouse and player family dining room. Convenient location for watching for the players and VIPS.
The Europeans were doing individual press conferences just around the corner. Other players seen outside the window were Luke Donald and Nicolas Colsaerts.
Time for a run out - off to Midway to be the Greeter for a US family member. By the time Connie returned to Medinah, the shift was over.
This is gonna be a lot of fun. Go USA!
We got there WAY too early. (5:45 for a 6:45 shift). First thing Bob learned was that he'd been moved from the Putting Green. Stood over with Clayton, Jugdesh and Mohammed who were on standby waiting to see how many no shows there were.
Amazed at how many people are skipping out on their duties. Was glad to hear that they were cancelling their badges.
After about 40 minutes, Bob was assigned to between the 18th green and first hole. Nothing went on other than providing directions until there was a lot of running of marshalls. Turns out almost simultaneously a patron had a heart attack by the Putting green and someone fainted in the grandstands.
The rest of the shift was pretty harmless.
Practice rounds are frustrating for fans. The players don't have to go 1 thru 18, nor do they even have to start on #1. Finding your favorite golfer is tough and you definitely can't plan ahead. Its almost all 'follow' your group.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Sycamore RV Resort for a couple of weeks. We went to the MVP Sports Lounge to watch the first half of the Bengals/Browns while waiting for "the call" that the in laws had left I-39 and were heading into town.
Sycamore Parkway Restaurant for good eats.
Tuesday was a "show the area" day, as we drove over to Medinah Country Club (home of the 39th Ryder Cup) and did some shopping before we returned home to watch some baseball.
Always terrific to spend time again with our parents. We really treasure the moments we can spend together.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Things have moved so quickly, and absolutely no time to sit and write about it.
Here's the short story: We got the call on the 28th of August that the new rig was going to happen. We left on the 29th for the drive to Cincinnati (Batavia, actually) Ohio and Holman Motors. We get there and were supposed to be met by the security guard. Nope. Circled the place three times until we finally realized one gate wasn't locked. Pulled in, walked the grounds -- no security guard. Finally, we hit the emergency horn on the truck and got results.
Caesar's Creek State Park, which is not too far from our hometown of Wilmington, OH. No internet and very little cell phone signal. It was great. Our friends Rich and Kim came over and were having a yard sale. Perfect! Take this, and this, and this and see what happens.
We decided to stay Sunday night at the State Park after a dinner with Connie's parents in Wilmington at the local Damon's.
Sycamore RV Resort, stopping half way at the Crawfordsville (IN) KOA. Finally, late Wednesday afternoon, we arrived back "home" in our new home.
Work had really stacked up, so we pretty much spent half the day working and half the day running out to get "little things" that didn't come with the rig, or didn't work well from our Sprinter.
Saturday was a college football day, and Sunday we spent organizing. Yesterday (Monday) was really the first day that's felt somewhat normal. It's been a whirlwind two weeks.