Made It Home!
November 4th, 2007
Well it has been too long since I posted last. We made it home safely from Utah. We had a lot of fun while we were there. The guys are a great group. They are real hard working and I am excited for them for the rest of the year. Now that I am back in Colorado Springs I have started to focus in more on my own training. On the 14th of this month I leave to go to New York for a dual meet against a russian team and also there is going to be a tournament there. After that I leave for Finland and Sweden to compete in two tournaments over there. I am looking forward to getting in some good training and competition this month. Right now we have the Romanian team in Colorado to train with us as well as a pair of French guys that are also solid wrestlers. We also have our tough US team battling in the room every day.
I don’t think I posted about my anniversary, but it was on October 15th; and it was quite a day to remember. Leading up to my anniversary I made sure to tell some of the guys on the team at UV to remind me that my anniversary was coming up so that I would make sure to do something nice for my wife. I wasn’t planning on forgetting, but I just wanted to take all of the necessary precautions so that I didn’t forget it. Anyway I was in charge of planning what we were doing on our anniversary. I knew that she had wanted to go to downtown Salt Lake City to visit temple square for the day so I decided that our anniversary would be a good day to make that trip. We drove to Salt Lake City, had a tour of the conference center, the visitors center, and the museum. We also watched the movie that they had playing in the Legacy Theater, and we had a nice dinner at the Roof in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. When we had done everything that we could do we decided that it was time to head back down to Orem to call it a night. It was nice because Sarah was even commenting on how the day had been so nice and it was the most fun that she had had together as a couple for a long time. So it seemed as if things were going great. After we had been on the interstate for about half an hour, there was a truck that cut me off on the freeway. Something big and black flew out from underneath the truck, and I had no real option other than to run over whatever it was that came up from underneath the truck that was in front of me. I guess I could have swerved and smashed the car into the cement divider or sideswiped the car next to me, but I took the chance to just keep going forward since there was no time to brake either. I ran over the object and after we had passed over it I said, “Well the car is still running so I guess nothing bad happened.” I had spoken too soon. Immediately after those words had escaped from my lips did the coolant light come on and the car started to overheat. We pulled off on the next exit and tried to asess the damage that was done. Our radiator was smashed and our car was leaking fluid like crazy. We called our insurance company, Farmer’s by the way does a great job, and a tow truck from Larry’s towing came and took our car to the shop. So all in all our anniversary was a great day, but I suppose that the night could have been a little better. Eventually our car was repaired and we chalked everything up to a good story. However, I would have preferred a happier ending than the one that took place. In any case we had a good time while we were in Utah, but it is nice to be back in Colorado and settling back in to our old routine.