I try to put out a post every day. For one, it helps me mentally prepare for the day or deal with the previous one. Also, I like that you look forward to updates on all the goings-on with Ryan and my family. It’s flattering. Given almost any other circumstances, my ego-filled head would be enormous. Sue would argue my head is already entirely to big for my own good. I suppose she’s right. Maybe.
Yesterday was crazy-ass busy. Like most nights, I wasn’t able to sleep well. So I just quit trying. I was padding around the house at 3:30 AM, generally looking for something no good to get myself into. Poor Ryan, when I am early (even by my standards) then he’s up early. I know it might sound mushy, but I look forward to working with him each day. Actually… excited. On top of all this I knew Dr. Hinkle was coming around eight to check Ryan’s eyes and I always enjoy the time I spend with him.
Yesterday was no different. Although Ryan’s eyes haven’t been quite where we’d like them, Dr. Hinkle does an amazing job with treatment. I give him all the credit for stopping, then reversing, the exposure problem that challenged Ryan. Dr. Hinkle (at least in my opinion) saved Ryan’s eyes from massive scarring through his loyalty and caring.
No sooner did Dr. Hinkle leave then I was doing a radio interview with a market-leading D.C. station, WMZQ. From what I understand it will broadcast sometime this morning. If you’re a country music fan then you might want to listen online.
I was on with the host and the Battle for a Better Cause event organizer (one of many). Believe it or not, I actually tried not commenting much. Actually, I only spoke when asked a question directly (you know, like the rule my wife has for me). I wanted the credit to go where it was due. Besides, she has a lovely voice.
By now you get the idea… I was behind schedule. But it was well worth it and I had Ryan back on track before his shower. Who says I’m inflexible?
Tonight is a huge night in Ashburn. Cross-town rivals square off in a football game that always is exciting. These two teams, Broad Run and Briar Woods are state champions over the past three years (I believe). It’s the Game of the Week and will have tons of media coverage, including television and radio. If that’s not enough to get the blood pumping I’m not sure you have a pulse.
[poll id=”18″] See previous poll answers here.
Although fierce rivals on the field, the schools united to help Ryan on game night. Everyone in the crowd — from both teams — will be wearing white (a.k.a “white out”) to show solidarity toward Ryan. What an honor this is! I’ve even been invited to do the coin toss before kickoff. I’ll do everything I can to make it.
- White Out: Truly a Battle for a Better Cause (Ashburn Patch, 09/01/11)