We’re a little less than a week away from crossing the 400,000 mark — at 394,007 down, 605,993 to go to 1 million made foul shots as of this morning’s 1,500 — which means we’re right on schedule for hitting 500,000 on Veterans Day aboard the USS Intrepid in New York City (Love to see you there!). That number was helped along with a driveway appearance yesterday evening by the Tremblay kids, sixth-grader Meghan (above at right) and fifth-grader Matthew (center), our buddies and next door neighbors.
It’s a small miracle that Dean and Karrie Tremblay let their kids come anywhere near our home, actually. Both of them have ended up at the hospital following yard play here — Meghan after being stung about the neck and face by a pit full of yellow jackets, Matt after being literally hung up by his arm after slipping onto an upward-facing branch stub while climbing one of our trees (that one took something like 25 interior stitches to close up). But despite that bad news, I keep mowing a path over to their house, and every once in a while we’re happy to see them giddyup on over here, as they did late yesterday afternoon for some playtime and then some rebounding.
Yesterday’s foul shooting affair was a disjointed effort, having begun at a little before 6 a.m. (for a morning 1,000) and completed a little after 8 (following an evening 500) — and the most frenetic of all were the 200 or so that we made with the help of that maniacal team you see above. Rosie introduced the group on camera …
… before proceeding to run all over the court, while Meghan and Noah and Mason fed Matt, who handed it off to a not-so-accurate me, who fired away for 15 minutes or so until those 200 were down.
That made 1,200, and Mason and Noah chipped in to rebound for the final 300 a little later on, and that’s that. Another 1,500 this morning, and we are where we are.
Thanks for the help, Matthew and Meghan. See you over the fence again soon.