There is a basketball hoop attached to my garage here in Duluth. I have used it, maybe 15 to 20 times since I moved here over 5 years ago. Today I measured out the free throw line and I dared myself to hit 10 in a row. Took me all of 10 minutes to swish 10 in a row. My all time record, if I recall, is 27 in a row. The only free throw contest I entered was back in my college days in Rapid City (around 1990). I came up runner up out of about 20 contestants. I should shoot around more often. When I was young, most of my more creative thoughts came while I was putting up jump shots.
I’m done with my midnight shifts. One of life’s simple pleasures is the first full night of sleep after a set of midnights. The additional pleasure is that I don’t have to work for 7 days. bad news is that I go back on midnights when I go back.
I am going to have some formal showings of houses tomorrow. The first one is 2.5 acres on Caribou Lake, about 10 miles northwest of town. The other house is in the eastern part of town, I call it the tree fort house (so do others). I am particularly interested in this one. I snuck a peak at this house a few days back, and the side of the house that is away from the road is about 25 feet off the ground. Some interesting engineering went into building this structure.