Sunday, March 13, 2005

weekend update

I'm very tired but it's been too long since I've posted anything so here's an update.

The last couple of weeks have been busy with blogging at and, as well as some letter writing to local papers.

The concert on the 25th was great. Before the concert my oldest brother and his wife showed up in the seat behind my wife and me. That was cool. The place was packed. The format of the concert was the four performers and their acoustic guitars performing one-at-a-time in alphabetical order. It was very intimate and authentic. Each performer had at least one song and one story that featured a reference to South Louisiana.

In sports, the Ragin Cajun men's basketball team lost the last two games of the regular season but then went on to win the conference tournament and the automatic NCAA tournament bid. They will face #6 Louisville in the first round. The women lost in the finals of their conference tournament.

The baseball team won their first 14 in a row in their best start ever. They then lost two in a row and then won the next three. They are now 17-2 and ranked19th in the country. The softball team is 21-2 and ranked 7th.

The Hoppe Victory Blog now has 1500 signatures.

Some of the other things that have been occupying my time the last couple of weeks:

Our homeless church has decided to buy a building and I was chosen as one of four trustees with instructions to determine how best to fund the purchase. I was then chosen to be chairman. We have met twice in the last two weeks.

Wednesday, the 2nd, I missed the monthly meeting of the Grand Coteau Volunteer Fire Department because I had a business function in Baton Rouge. Thursday, the 3rd, my Dad had vascular surgery. Friday, the 4th, we went to a track meet in Cecilia. Saturday, the 5th, we went to the teachers' appreciation banquet for the school where my wife teaches.

This last Tuesday I had a visit from two old friends from Lake Charles. Thursday I chaperoned a field trip with my wife. I also volunteer every Thursday afternoon to tutor at the Bridge ministry in the four corners area of Lafayette.

This last Friday my older daughter and I met the President in Shreveport. Yes, you read that right. My daughter had been chosen to participate in the President's presentation on Social Security reform. That was pretty cool. She was on national TV with the President. My wife and I just got back from Baton Rouge where we retreived my car from our daughter.

This is just what I can remember from the last two weeks. I'm sure there was more because I don't remember being home very much. At some point we went to the hardware store to get some final touches for the bathroom that we just have redone. At some point I installed same. Now, I'm going to go to bed. Goodnight.

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