Drive delayed

My car is loaded. I’m out of the hotel.

I am not out of Kansas City.

I decided to make one more day of it at Buffalo Wild Wings and drive back to Russell tonight. It’s no big deal to me to drive at night, considering how much I’ve done it over the last 11 years. If I need to pull over, places will be open much later on a Satruday than any other day, so I figured why not. 

The biggest reason I’m not leaving yet is I need to see Molly Southerland, about the only Buffalo Wild Wings lady I haven’t seen during my long stay in Kansas City. I saw Raymie off last night. I stayed later on a Friday–10:45–than I have since, well, the unfortunate incident at 1 a.m. July 18. No need to rehash. 

I’ve got work to do tomororw, but I need to do it if I want to go to Hill City Monday and watch Caitlyn run. I missed her yesterday at Phillipsburg, and Norton’s 4×100-meter relay set a school record, with Caitlyn running the first leg. I profusely apologized to her and Peggy, and suggest maybe I ought not to go to anymore meets. They blew me off as “silly”. I’m sure Crista will say the same thing during our session Friday. 

I’m coming back here Thursday to see Stephanie Suggs one last time. Her last shift is Friday morning, but with my appointment with Crista at 10, I figured it was easier to come Thursday. I would have to rush from Hays to Kansas City, and I wouldn’t make it before 3. So at least I’ll get to spend six hours with her Thursday. 

Stephanie was very happy with me yesterday. I brought her seven boxes of kids’ band-aids for  donation to a charity. She ran a 5K this morning, and the company sponsoring it asked for donations of kids’ bandages so they could put them on after surgery. I figured it was for a good cause. 

With Raymie gone and Stephanie leaving, I’m down to a precious few of the people I saw in May 2013 when I started coming. 

I almost forgot about this post on my phone. It’s after 2 pm, and I’m still at Buffalo Wild Wings. Molly is supposed to show up at 5. I don’t know how much longer I’ll stay after that. 

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on April 23, 2016, in Personal and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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