March 30: A saturated 1,100

30 Mar

Yesterday was wet and wonderful.  Today, just plain wet.

That’s what happens when you add cold and wind, not to mention about five times the soak factor, to what was relatively a pleasant mist 24 hours earlier.  Today, there was just no good opening for comfortable outdoor shooting.  Remarkably, our basement stayed dry.

It was a day that will be remembered mostly for The Beautiful Heth having a cyst successfully extracted from her right sinus (Thank you, Dr. Daniell), but when we got home there was still shooting to be done, no plan to use the gym, and not an ounce of blue sky in sight.  So with TBH safely in the care of the indefatigable Nana, and Rosie finishing up a nap, I sneaked out for the first 500 of the day … and was promptly saturated.  Thankfully, the shooting was only mildly horrendous (I couldn’t have stood to be out there for much longer than the 45 minutes or so it took), but I will admit to it being a two airball performance, including the beauty you’ll find below …

Well, that’s embarrassing.

That afternoon shooting session was followed by dinner, and that was followed by Noah’s practice with Frank Alosa’s AAU Granite State Raiders (fast becoming a highlight of both mine and Noah’s week), and that was followed by the return home, books and bedtime with Rosie while Noah and Mason spent some mom-time to help with her recovery, and that was followed by some more shooting.  The rain, unfortunately, hadn’t really slowed, although this time I was better dressed for the occasion, with the hooded shell of my ski jacket and waterproof-ish ski pants.  So there I was, apparently straight out of the Mount Sunapee lodge … for 600 more, bringing us to 1,100 for the day and a total of 197,607 down, 802,393 to go to 1 million made foul shots.

I’m fired up: My old pal from the Concord Monitor days, blogger extraordinaire and Boston Globe editor/writer Chad Finn, will be under the hoop tomorrow as we try to make the leap to 200,000.

For more on Hoops For Heroes, with a goal of 1 million made foul shots and $1 million raised for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, visit or contact Dave Cummings at 603-554-7855.

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