I’m finding that the key to keeping up with backlogged posts for this blah blah blah’g is to stop writing the blasted things…or at least less of them.
Also paramount to the process… have something worth rambling on about.
Not sure I’m going to fill those specs, but here it is…
I had the MRI…and paid for it out of pocket, since I was told that there was “zero” toward my deductible in Dec. I should have known that was BS, but my head wasn’t in the game… anyway, I have another torn menisci in my right knee and something floating around in there. The appointment with the knee doc is on Monday. Already had a throat doc appt, and a dermatology appt since returning home.
I’ve been tethered to the desk for most of the remainder of the time, trying to catch up to the myriad tasks involved with making people want to pay us to design and build a disc golf course for them.
Phone calls, proposals, 2nd, 3rd & 4th drafts, invoices, analyzing company practices and attempting to revise and streamline them, figuring out how to please the customer without screwing ourselves…
Meanwhile, 2 more 18-hole courses were just ordered for Alachua County. Courses we had nothing to do with. We have a few fans within the sport that will refer us, but the majority of players want to design and build their own courses. As often as not, they fall pretty far short of their potential.
I still feel as if we are making a difference and that our rep is solid with the people we’ve worked for.
We have several courses in N. FL that are ready to pop. (see paragraph 4) We just have to be diligent and work through the process. The most infuriating part of this is that almost everyone we deal with only wants to go with 9 holes.
My roomie was invited out to play the Rock Springs Ridge course and he, in turn, invited me. We met up with an old friend that used to be heavily involved, but now plays recreationally. I had expected to play the short tees this time around but we did the longs. The short tees, in most cases, aren’t short enough to make a difference for the players who need them to make a difference.
I had a reeeeeaaaallllyyyy roller-coaster sort of round. 3 & 4-putting on some easy par 3s and bagging haaa-yuuuuge deuces on others! This is the first time I’ve worn the metal-reinforced knee brace on my right side, which definitely felt awkward. The lumpy carpet tees did little to improve my comfort level.
I have a show next Friday. It’s a short set. Only 10 minutes. But I haven’t done the bit I plan to do for over a year and frankly, I have no clue if I can still pull it off. It’s not easy.
I’ve been going to the gym most nights to hit the elliptical and /or weights and then juggling for 20-30 minutes but I’m just as concerned about remembering the routine.
Tomorrow: probably more practice and watching old videos of the routine.