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Back At Work After 12 Days Off

Monday, November 26, 2012

I really only had 5 days of DTO. The rest was two days of Holiday (Thanksgiving) and two weekends. I know I posted an update from the track and this will bring you all up to date.

We spent 4 nights sleeping at the track, in our race trailer. This was the first time we've really done that. We did OK. Chuck was sick so he slept in the fold down bed that is our dining booth set. It makes up to just a bit bigger then a twin size bed. Longer and wider but not as big as a full size bed. He needed to be where he could sleep a bit upright and in the bed in the goose neck there isn't enough head room. I did sleep in the goose neck bed and it was OK. Of course nothing is as good as our own bed at home.. but I slept pretty good, so it worked out OK. Well..except for the whole getting up in the middle of the night to pee. Which meant that I had to climb down from the bed, get my slippers on, my jacket, and walk to the bathroom. And it was COLD! emoticon We did have a heater in the trailer. It's a little stand up one that has different temps on it, so we could set it for say...70..and it would heat the place up to 70, then kick off until it cooled down to like 65, then it would come back on. We'll be working on getting the bathroom in the trailer finished soon! We need to add water tanks and plumbing, the toilet, and the shower head. Then we'll be styling! emoticon A pic of where I was sleeping:


As for the racing...that wasn't so good. The car was like a rocket. We ran the fastest times EVER. But since Chuck was sick, he was off his game, poor baby! He felt so bad (both physically and mentally). I told him it was OK. We did the best we could and we did have fun with our friends out there. We went a few rounds on Sunday and our pit won the "Most Trailer Park Looking" Christmas decorations contest. emoticon We won a free pass for a test and tune session next season. emoticon here's a shot of our winning pit!


Friday night, the couple we were pitted with and I hopped the speedway tram and went though the Gift of Lights. It's a huge Christmas light display, they charge a fee and then it goes to charity. They only had one tram, pulled by a pickup truck, this year. And it was PACKED. They made two runs...one for all ages and one for 21 and over. We went on the 21 and over one. While the front part of the tram was having a hugely fun time....where I was in the tram was a lot less festive. Of course the front part of the tram was passing beer and Jägermeister around. It never made it back to my seat (I was in the last seating section of the tram). Lets just say that if I were the family in the van behind us...I might have asked for my money back! But overall, we racers raised over $600 over the weekend for the Gift of Lights.

Here's a few pictures from the Gift of Lights:





The only hiccup of the whole 12 days. other then hubby being sick, was he and I had a tiff after one of his runs. I was ready to say enough...I'm DONE...but we both calmed down and talked it out. We almost NEVER have these tiffs. I'm glad we worked it out.

Eating sucked for all of those days. I've added about 7 pounds. I'm hoping to knock them off in the next few weeks. We had a ton of salty food while out there. And I'll be back to workin g out tomorrow. The only work out I got while at the track was walking to the bathroom and back. emoticon

Hubby went to the Dr today. He has a sinus infection and the Dr gave him a note to not work this week. I'm stopping at Walmart for his Rx on my home.

So that's it for today..here's a couple of last shots from the track. One of my sick hubby and one of the pits at the track as the sun comes up:



And a funny!! Have a good one everyone!

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SKEPCHICK 11/27/2012 9:12AM

  Glad you enjoyed yourself

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LJCANNON 11/27/2012 1:08AM

    emoticon How very Kool that you won the Decoration Contest! And that you raised the money for Charity.
emoticon I'm glad that Chuck is (hopefully) feeling better now that you are home and he is on Medication. I'm glad that you had Fun in spite of his feeling bad.
emoticon Running to the loo in the middle of the night in your Jammies?! Now, there's a Funniest Video Moment if I ever saw one!!
emoticon Welcome Back to the Real World!!

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CALENSARIEL 11/27/2012 12:17AM

    All sounds like a wonderful adventure. Congrats on winning the decoration contest! I guess it was ALMOST like being away on vacation? Hope Chuck is feeling better by now. Say hey to him for me. He may have been a little of his game, but now you can get back on yours! Remember, you're still my idol! Hugs! Calen~

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