I’m not sure why, but my blog does not show up on any readers. I’ve tried to update things with no luck. *sigh* Perhaps I should just get your phone number and call you once or twice a week and share my nonsense; I’d hate for you to miss out on anything life changing.
Edited to add: I figured out how to add a subscribe widget and you can get a notification now when I post something life-changing. Suz, making dreams come true since today.
The Coach has once again taken on a softball coaching position with a local college. He did this last year helping our local 2 year school; they needed a hitting specialist and he is special in that area. Now, the Division one school needed someone to help for 10 weeks; they have always wanted him on board. It IS a paid position, but he opted to NOT get paid, that way if he needed to be somewhere else one day (work? GA?) he wouldn’t feel horrible missing it. It’s five mornings a week and on Mondays, it’s a two-fer. He goes to the Gym M-W-F from 7-8, then heads to the school for hitting from 8:30-11:30, then to our business to work and on Monday’s it’s back to the school from 5:30-7ish to assist some students who can’t make that morning. Other days, he’s working until 7ish. THE STAMINA this guy has just blows my mind.
I was telling my Aunt about his latest “job”, she asked if it paid. I relayed his reasoning and then I remembered a conversation from around 10 (maybe 13?) years ago. The Coach always coached travel softball and one of the local high schools asked
begged him to coach the girls’ team. I was NOT on board because he was already working so much and this required DAILY practices every school day afternoon; the school was NOT right down the street. He wanted to take the job because he loved coaching so he tried to butter me up with the fact that it was a PAID position.
Coach: It’ll be fun for me, plus It’s extra money in our pocket and we can ‘out of zone’ Lolo next year and she can play for me; so much good bonding.
Me: Paid? How much?
Me THIRTY TWO THOUSAND?
WHAT THE HELL? If you could have seen my face.
Goodness. If you add up all the gas, other personal expenses and time away from a growing business, he PAID the school $30 and hour to coach. HA!
He did end up coaching for about six seasons and honestly, put the team on the map in our county with all the winning, I will forever be grateful to all my girls’ coaches, peers, etc through school because the pay is crap. They are doing it for the kids; at least in our experience.
FYI: He did get a COVID test prior to working with the college girls and he wears a mask when working with them. The girls are only to be around their roommates; so four girls to a pod and they live/practice together and they won’t have any real games; just scrimmage within the team.
Ok. I really didn’t have anything to say today, but that came to mind this morning and the way my blog posts, ya’ll might see it on Saturday.
Happy Hump Day!!