GOTTA LOVE COMPUTERS...
Never assume that everything will go swimmingly if there is water in the pool...
Let me introduce you to ‘Gertie’ my trusty old computer. The key word in that last sentence is ‘OLD’. Yep, ol’ Gertie and I go way back... back to the days of our first date a decade or two ago. We met in the office and carried on a whirlwind courtship - namely based out of fear that turned to loathing. Now, old Gertie has had a mind of her own ever since our first date, and has no trouble taking charge when one would least expect it.
So last weekend, Gertie-the-old couldn’t wait for lunch break and absent mindfully ate an important program that has been on her hard disk for oh-these-many-years. Yep, gobbled that li’l sucker right up without even enjoying a drink to chase it with and sans salt/pepper or any other spice.
So imagine the surprise of the entire Sports Department (that’d be a total of one) when the program necessary to design sports pages could no longer be retrieved by Good-ol’-Gertie!
Now up against the weekly deadline, your trusty sports Guru is taking a crash course in Sports- Page-Design-101 and crossing fingers, toes and eyes - yep, all at the same time... it doth make things look better when you have no idea what you’re doing. Try it, you’ll like it.
Here’s hoping at least part of this week’s Sports Section B comes out somewhat readable... if not, enjoy Section A , take two Aspirin and call someone else in the morning.
• Mother Nature put a large damper on high school sports this past week, cancelling every mountain school’s event Friday. I truly understand that winter weather can be brutal... and I realize we “Need” the snow to avoid future draughts - but how about giving us a bit of a break sometime soon?!?!?!? To those great souls who have been helping shovel/ plow neighbors walks, driveways and roads - here’s a huge ‘THANK YOU’ you are greatly appreciated in this time of the white stuff.
• Another ‘Kudo’s’ thrown out to all our civil servants, first responders and everyone else who helped keep the Intermountain Area operating as smoothly as possible. With this series of storms buffeting the area every other day, a lot of our good neighbors have been thrust into working overtime to plow roads and look out for us. The effort of county and state road crews to CHP and other law enforcement personnel to emergency first repsonders - your effort is much appreciated. I’d also like to throw out a ‘Thank You’ to all the retail and other business employees who battled the elements to get to work so the rest of us could get our gas, groceries and other necessary items during this stormy week.
• A special ‘Thank You’ to local prep wrestler’s and their coaches for helping put on a heck of a good show at the 2nd annual Fall River Invitational Saturday - a good time had by all.
• A message to basketball fans - well at least you found out what is on TV on Friday nights... unless of course you have Zito Media’s so-called Cable System in Burney, at which time you looked all over your home for a good book to read. Barring any more unforseen catastrophic events, we should be back on schedule with hoop games this week. A game you won’t want to miss is set for Thursday at Fall River High when Mt. Shasta comes to town - both varsity games could well determine the championship of the Shasta-Cascade League this season.
• If you’ve managed to reach this point in your readking.... I’m impressed. Personally, I’d have given up many paragraphs ago.
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