|The agility trial was fun but exhausting. I arrived at the
trial site around 2:30 and started putting up the tent. After I finished
another volunteer, Doris Roberts, and I drove back into the small town of
Wake Forest (the nearest real town twenty miles away from the trial site)
to get drinks and supplies and get me checked into the Hampton Inn. Doris
is trial secretary and needed to pay for the five rooms the trial had
reserved for judges and myself. Back to the trial site we loaded coolers
with ice and soft drinks, water, and juices for Saturday morning.
Then Doris and I went back into Wake Forest around seven o'clock to
find something to eat. We found a nice little Mexican place. Doris then
drove back to her home in Greensboro and I went back to the hotel.
I was up at five on Saturday morning, showered, and took off for the
grocery store to get ice for the coolers. The fog was so thick it made
driving horrid. Fortunately I knew where I was going. At the trial I
worked the check in table starting around 6:30 until another volunteer
showed up to take my place. I then spent the day between trial duties and
the CBCR tent.
And, it was hot. December 1st in North Carolina, even in the eastern
part, is not supposed to be as hot as it was. Mid to high seventies and
By the time the two rings finished their competitions for the day, we
had the dinner, and got the trial site cleaned up for the night it was 8
pm before I got back to the hotel. I turned off the light at nine and
rested/slept until six the next morning.
Back to the store for more drinks and ice then on to the trial. No fog
this morning. Now we had wind and thirty degrees. What a change in the
weather. The wind howled all day making it hard to keep things nailed down
on tables. At one point I had on a hooded jacket, my cap, another jacket
and gloves. It was miserable.
The trial was not quite over at 4:30 but I decided to head on home. I
drove straight back rather than stop for something to eat, getting home
around 7:30. After getting greetings from dogs and a hug from Bob I fixed
a can of Spaghetti O's. Bob gave me some great birthday presents: a new
astronomy hat, vest, telescope stuff, and a mug with all 110 Messier
I tried to stay up but by 9:00 I was beat. We walked the dogs and I
went to bed at 9:30.
This morning I need to get my house cleaned up as well as unload the
car, etc. I want to start decorating my house for Christmas this week.
Tonight my parents are taking me out for my traditional birthday dinner
then back to Frances's for gifts and cake.