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I have to tell everyone what a GREAT time we had Friday night @ Lone Star Park in Grand Prarie. Cheryl, Jen, Keith, Merrin & I went to see the horse races and indulge on the $1.50 beers.
Jennifer (my sister-in-law) has been into horses for years. (She's really old!) She has her own horses. She's ridden and trained horses for years. (REALLY old!) So, she shows up at the track and proceeds to bet ~maybe~ $30 all night. She walks out of there with over $300. How fair is that?!?! She even nailed a trifecta.
There was, however, one downer for the evening. One of the horses fell at the finish line during a late race. They had people there right away, but I don't think they were able to do anything for the horse. It was really depressing. But, I'm sure anyone who had worked with that horse would tell you that she enjoyed racing and wouldn't have wanted anything different.
For my part, I lost about $15 total on the night. I had a blast though. Can't wait to go again! Next time I'm going to listen to Jennifer and bet who she bets!
I spent a few (read as "many") hours working on a redesign that I could be proud of for our website. Merrin was so happy with this one that I think it's going to stick around a while. That is, unless everyone else hates it! So, please be so kind as to email me and tell me what you think. OK?
I spent the rest of the holiday weekend doing some of my other favorite activities. I played golf with the boys on Saturday morning. Needless to say, I lost several dollars on that activity. I haven't got any sense of consistency to my game right now. Maybe I need to take a few weeks off and just play golf everyday! I wish!
Sunday was "Tim Taylor Day" as I went about doing my home improvements. I mowed and landscaped the house. I drilled a nice hole in the wall in preparation for running a network cable from the office to the guest bedroom where Merrin is going to put her new computer. That way she can access the DSL service and we can have high speed internet on both systems. (No, I did not drill a BIG hole. Just a small one along the baseboards. Bet ya $1 you wouldn't even notice it.) I got our new American flag hung outside and it looks pretty nice. I like having it there.
That brings us to Monday. I am debating whether to play golf again with my partners or to go to Lone Star Park. I am certain to have a goodtime and lose money either way. Maybe I can squeeze in both. It is the "Lone Star Million" on Monday and a lot of the big name horses are going to be in town. Decisions, decisions.
Tuesday is Merrin's birthday. Wednesday is my birthday. I like having our birthdays back to back. I think we are both too big of kids to have one get a present without the other getting one! And to think that WE might be parents someday!!
Take care everyone and have a safe week. I'll talk to all of you soon.