Monday, April 14, 2014

31 Weeks, First Masters Tournament

Over the past couple of weeks, we've experienced several changes, mostly to our home.  As Masters Week approached, we prepared our home for renting which included converting the future nursery into a bedroom ready for renters.  We also had our front porch and front door re-done and stained and had our master bathroom painted.  Mostly capital home projects that renting helped us accomplish.  This was our first time renting since moving to this home in 2011.  If you aren't from Augusta, the idea of renting your home may sound bizarre, but for locals, it's par for the course this week (pun intended).

We spent the week in Camak, GA with Kelly's parents and drove in each day to work.  It meant less sleep, twin beds, and more time in the car.  The dogs loved it though, having 30 acres to run around, including an adventure one morning chasing a rabbit.

Now that the week is over, converting the room back to a nursery will begin.  We painted the room before Masters but soon a queen bed will be exchanged for a crib and other nursery furniture.  It's been a dry spell of stocking up on diapers but that should start back soon, too.

After 31 weeks, the biggest thing I've noticed is Kelly's fatigue and the effect of high pollen levels.  Though I sleep through the night, she is only able to get a few hours of uninterrupted sleep before waking, turning over and trying to get back to sleep.  The work days are more tiresome.  Combine that with the fact that most medicines are off limits, little relief is found.

The pictures below are from the Drive, Chip, and Putt competition, where we were able to go with my brother and his fiance.  Though it was cold, it was an opportunity to see the course earlier in the week and first dibs at the pro shop.

I spent Sunday morning putting our chairs out on Amen Corner, Kelly's favorite spot.  A friend and I spent the morning walking the course and watching some of the first groups play their final round.  Kelly switched with him at lunch and she and I watched the rest of the tournament from Amen Corner.  As Bubba and Spieth came to the tee on 11th, I leaned over and said, Spieth is going to hit it into the water.  As fate would have it, his tee shot landed in Rae's Creek. We were pulling for Bubba and were happy to see him win.

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