--Trip to Des Moines was good. Got to visit with Iowa’s mom, sister, brother n law and niece.
--Not that it really matters to me, but the half marathon had a “timer family emergency” and was unable to chip start the race. It took me 4+ minutes to get to the start. I’m sure that affected the standings on AG awards. In fact, Iowa’s sister could have been one of those depending on where the lady in front of her started. Connie was 4th in her AG. Her watch time was actually faster than the third place woman.
--Don’t think I’d do that race again. Not keen on getting up at 4 a.m. to catch a 5 a.m. bus and then stand around at the start for an hour and a half. Most of the course is full sun too. Other than the start at the park/dam it wasn't overly scenic. Plus, way too many runners. I think they capped it at 9,000. I don’t much care for running elbow to elbow for 13 miles.
--We have a week of dry, sunny weather. Hopefully Iowa can get all this hay and alfalfa cut and baled. He has about 65-70 acres to do.
--Still don’t have MO return yet. I guess it’s taking as long as 10-12 weeks. Makes total sense to double check all the returns of late filers, who are rarely the ones doing the cheating, when they immediately issue checks to those filing early.
They are paying interest though.
--I think EVERY business I’ve been to in the past 3 days has a hiring sign on the door. I’m perplexed why we have the number of people we do NOT working.
No reason for it IMO.
--My sister and her family took off on their RV adventure yesterday. They made it to Crater Lake last night and will be there for a couple of days.
They must have got into an area with no service because I abruptly quit hearing from the girls.
--Got a notice in the mail from the PO that my forwarding address is not valid.
Well, that’s the address I got when I called the county. Need to go deal with that this morning. Our postmaster isn’t exactly the brightest star in the sky. I bet this takes all day to resolve.