Monday, August 6, 2012

Sometimes it pays to be the last one in.

Last night we were scheduled to be at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame to attend the NHPA's Hall of Fame Banquet.  As usual, we were running late.  The facility had tables set up on the main level balcony and a lower level.  We found friends sitting at the very last table and joined them.
Sharon and Starry are from the Tri County club in Groton; Dale and his wife, Lee, come to Groton from their home in Pennsylvania.  No one else joined the six of us at that table.
The buffet was served on the balcony which meant either climbing the stairs or taking the elevator.  I opted for the elevator.  Our table was the last served. 
We sat right by this sculpture - very cool
Later in the evening, each table put money in a pot for a 50/50 drawing.  A table number would be called and the people at that table would share the winnings.  Sharon (pictured above) drew #24 as our table number.  Imagine our surprise and delight when it was called and the six of us shared $367.
All of the other tables had 10, our table of 6 made out quite well.
Starry also won the door prize, the centerpiece plant.
Today we start a new routine.  Instead of scorekeeping early in the morning (yes, it means showering at 4:30am) Bob will scorekeep at 1pm and I will do the 7pm. for Mon, Tues and Wed. while Bob is pitching.  I still woke up early, had my coffee and then crawled back into bed for a few more hours.  It was a luxury to take a shower at 9am.  Another luxury was breakfast at IHOP, across the street from the motel, and not feel rushed.