Here is the Snow Burden Lanz Compound ( That Tree in the forefront is on the sidewalk next to the curbstone)
Thursday is here and the last one in February, with March around the corner warmer Temps on the horizon. Yes, folks we have had only one day over the freezing mark in February that came last Sunday. We still have a huge snow cover and narrow streets. Snow banks are still high making visibility tough getting out of side streets. I’m not sure how folks who drive big trucks do it. Tractor trailer drivers are have a hard time getting in and out of places. We ma get a break next week with some warm temps. Saturday we had the threat of run along with snow still on the roofs it meant a lot of shoveling. I cleared my Deck 26 by12. I cleared the roof over the breakfast nook which looks like a Gazebo. The kicker is over the side door the Mrs. Sends me up on the metal ladder, with the metal shovel and says watch the electrical wire has she was reviewing the life insurance policy. Luckily my neighbor Chris was walking by with his roof rake and helped. I gave him the electrical wire side. My ladder and Chris’s roof rake has made their way around the neighbor.
Tuesday the Mrs. Gets up and hears weird cracking in the bedroom. She called a roofing guy who actually had time on his schedule. He sent up a couple of young guys they went up shelved off the dormer broke up the ice and through some anti freeze and rock salt on the roof, $400 bucks later and no worries.
Monday the boys and I my, friend Steve and his son headed into the Beanpot now that public transportation is working again. I met the boys at a transit station close to work. We went in got there at the start of the second period of the consultation game which was Harvard and BC. It was just a great Hockey game. The Harvard goalie stood on his head. (He is the same kid that made 63 saves in the first round of the Beanpot),Unfortunately, BC one this one in OT.
The Next game was BU and my Notheastern Huskies. BU went up 3-1 Northeastern tied with two quick goals in the third period. Northeastern looking for tghier first Beanpot win since 1988. It wasn’t to be. An untimely penalty Nine seconds into OT gave BU a power play and they capitalized on it to take the game.
We ended up sitting behind the student section and next to the BU pep Band which was fun for a period. Steve’s son and Lil Lanz weren’t too happy with this arrangement we saw empty seats across from the arena. We sat there for the rest of the game. As we were changing seats I ran into an NFL Official. The guy came up through our organization so I have met him a few times in the past. I introduced Laser and we had just a nice conversation Non Football related... Laser was pumped. We move into the new seats and Lil Lanz says you think there are any scouts here. I just point 3 rows in front of us there are 10 guys spread out writing all kinds of stuff in mote books. I point and say yeah there are a few.
The signs of spring are back and the Red Sox spring training has started. David Ortiz had an interesting take on some of the rule changes at his press conference. I’m not Davis’s biggest fan but the guy is full of personality. He was saying that when they speed up the game they always penalize the hitters and that’s BS. Then he said what about all BS the pitchers do stomping around the mound. I think it was his delivery but I heard on the way home from work. It was pretty funny. He looks like he is better shape than I have ever seen him this year.
A few things on these rule changes keeping one foot in the batters box is in the rules but the language has always been a bit cloudy something like Umpires are encouraged to not grant a time out to the batter and to have him keep one foot in the batters box at all times. Something they change the rule this year to 20 seconds. The rule has stated that a pitcher has 12 seconds to deliver the ball by the time he receives it. Of course more wide spread instant replay and longer commercial breaks between Innings that 3hour 30 minute game will be 3 hours and 29minutes. Just my take on it.
The boys had one game on the schedule last weekend and it was rescheduled due to the other team was in a Tourney. This week Lil Lanz committed to stage crew for the middle school play his game conflicts so he will miss Saturday’s game. He has been skating at skills practice. The boys play in a Tourney Next week they are playing in the Chowda Cup on Cape Cod and yes that his how it is spelled. They will play 5 games in 3 days. Usually, Saturday Night the kids go nuts at these Tourney’s the boys will be tired they are scheduled for 1 Friday 3 Saturday and 1 Sunday.
The moment you have all been waiting for Old Man Hockey. I laced them up and played and signed in for 8 games. I had a friggin blast. I sucked to high haven. The best thing was nobody cared. Come back to the bench Frank you having fun. There was less contact in this game than there is in one of Lil lanz’s games. I forgot to tie my damn Hockey Pants skating hard to fore check and Felt the breeze good thing for damn suspenders. Had a few Helmet problems as it kept slipping down but hey it was a lot of fun we had 13 guys so I skated just enough to make me happy.3 full lines and two sets of guys on D. Slightly sore on Monday but not bad it was more upper body than the old legs. The guy forgot a game shirt for me so broke out America’s Team shirt an Old Hartford Whalers white shirt with No Logo
Finally, The lovely Ms. Amanda turned 18 on Tuesday. She had a great day with good food and lots of cards and phone calls. She is just an awesome kid. Happy Birthday
Here are few Pics I tried to post last week.
Here is son Dan with snowman before Blizzard one when we had about 5 inches of snow
Dan's Snowman had enough and is trying to run to neighbors house to catch a flight to Sunny FLA where hie will just melt in the warm sun
Unfortunately, he din't make it as Storm 3 burried him and his orange hat
Same Day Lil Lanz with his Snowman
Lil Lanz's Snowman Drowning in Snowman quick sand After Storm 2. Mr. Snowman completely drowned after Storm 3
That’s all I have for today.