My buddy Andy, along with his son Ben and girlfriend Emily came to see us today; unfortunately Ciera broke our camera the other week so I've gotta go to the archives for a picture. This particular one is from a Durham Bulls game we all went to this summer.
And no; I'm not sure who's the bigger kid, Rakes or Andy.
All I know is Rakes absolutely LOVES the man, and along with Trot and Ciera they were all in Prime Time Showoff Mode this afternoon when the B family arrived.
The bad news? Andy picked up Rakes and immediately got a claw to the nose and a bleeding scratch for his trouble; I guess I should have warned him about playing with the animals beforehand.
The good news? I'm pretty sure Ben and Emily have sworn off having children. Like, FOREVER.
Thanks to the Internet, I'm now good friends with a(well let's just say he's north of 45 years old on this rock and leave it at that) guy from Maine who's a carpenter by trade and a lovable curmudgeon by birth. And I've had the pleasure of introducing my entire family to him.
Plus, he's dealt with Rakes twice now and still takes my phone calls. He's definitely a keeper.
Thanks for taking the time to come see us, ab. The pleasure was all ours.
See you next year.
And remember; all you need is RUNS.