Today I was able to put two of my biggest beurocratic troubles behind me: social security and taxes. First, I received confirmation that I have been approved for social security disability, so no more paperwork or appeals…I hope? Then we also turned over all of our paperwork for our tax preparation. Definitely cause for celebration, but unfortunately not what was in the cards . Just as he threatened, Coach Mike showed up this afternoon for some conditioning. With so little notice beforehand, I didn’t have time to get in shape. He had me right off to work on my push-ups and crunches; it was a miserable display on my part. Mike should have known that an orange wouldn’t motivate me, it has to be something more like a garbage plate. Okay, it’s just obvious that this picture is staged…I never could have pulled off two push-ups!
Once I regained consciousness after the exercise, Mike gave me a NCAA Tournament bracket to fill out for the Auble family pool. I don’t much follow basketball, so my picks are mostly based on being able to cheer for our friends teams and seeing UNC get eliminated early. Sorry Thomas, the rivalry will always continue. Hopefully that’s enough inside information to beat Mike and keep me competitive with his youngest son Matty.
Later on Johnny Z, Tracey and the girls stopped over and once again brought more amazing food: a shepherds pie and an enchilada casserole along with some brownies. We forced them to stick around and enjoy it with us. Then not long after, Dan also stopped over with more of Emily’s awesome oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. With all of this great food that everyone keeps hooking us up with, we’re getting way too spoiled. It’s going to be difficult to readjust to eating Ramen on the road. Well, maybe not, I love Ramen!!