Friday, November 07, 2008

We'll Try This Again, For the Third Time

This week-end our friend Jan will finally come from her oft postponed visit. Her house is continuing to be rebuilt after the devastating fire. That's what kept her from coming down the first time. We went to the baseball game without her. Of course the Astros lost. But we had nice seats.

Next try was when we were going to get together and go see the Texans play the Ravens. Ike had a different plan. The game was pushed back until this week-end. Reliant Stadium sustained significant damage to the roof which won't be fixed until next year. I wonder if it will be fixed in time for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo this spring. Right now the retractable roof is open because it can't be fixed yet. We have good seats again for the Texans-Ravens game. But our quarterback Matt Schaub is injured and the backup Sage Rosenfels will start. Linebacker Zac Diles, our leading tackler broke his leg in practice. Oh well, at 3-5, we are not exactly scaring anyone.

There was even a question about if she would make it this week-end. First her ex-husband had planned to be out of town at the same time she planned to be out of town. Normally this would not be a problem but they cat-sit each other's cats. Don't even ask why. I guess they still depend on each other for some things. She does seem to be "needy". She keeps trying to find a new man to pal with, but she is not having much luck. She's been on a singles cruise, gone to some singles activities and now she is trying an internet dating service. For a while it looked like she might get a date for this week-end, but she decided not to do so. Too bad we don't know enough unattatched men that she might like.

So she is flying in tomorrow afternoon. Maybe the third time will be the charm. The Texans could use a charm. Now if I can just get Jimmy to take Monday and Tuesday off. After all some people take a couple of days off to go hunting or to just go home. Me- I'm looking forward to going out for a steak dinner.

7 comments:

Dr.John said...

I hope it goes well for you and your friend and that your team wins. Besides I hope you get that steak.

Mark said...

Don't know where your friend lives, but a bunch of cities (Houston included) have branches of Events and Adventures -- it's an activity club for professional singles. I'm from the Seattle branch, but a bunch of us went to New York last December (and a couple of folks from Houston were there, as well as Dallas and Minneapolis) and had a great time. I also went in May on the Bourbon and Horses tour of Kentucky. Local events in each of their cities are things like mixers, cooking classes, movie premieres -- perfect pal stuff. Hope this helps.

Jill said...

Thanks for the info Mark. She is from Virginia, right outside of Washington. Personally I think she should just relax and have fun.

bettygram said...

I hope you can finally have things work out and everyone has a good time.

pineapple said...

mmmmmm! steak!

Catch said...

I went for a steak dinner last night...delicious! Sometimes I think things work out better when we dont plan them...just kinda do them on the spur of the moment!

Grimm said...

On a football related note, your Texans will be facing my beloved, but very agonizing Cleveland Browns squad next week (11/23).

Your boys are sure to have their best game of the season.