My clean, freshly pedicured toes.
Woke up this morning to the lovely sound of the construction workers breaking rocks outside my window. That has been a regular occurrence recently. They start at 7:30am, but I set my alarm to 8:30 am. Every night I plan on getting a certain number of hours of sleep and then I wake up at to the sounds of stones breaking for a project that is three months overdue. The Mexican labor laws are ridiculous. It is impossible to get anything done!!! If you fire anyone you have to pay them their salary for three months plus another month for every year they worked for you. There are several people we want to fire but it would cost us soooo much money that we just can't do it. Anyway, rant over. I got up and took Florence, Momma Noonie and Bruce to the Airport, then came back and caught the tail end of Coach Nady's speech.
Coach Nady and Me
He is a really good speaker and did a great job motivating the kids and myself to do and strive for more everyday. After his speech, I came back to the compound and got my first pedicure of my life. It was amazing...It was amazing. Derek gets a Mani/pedi once a month and always looks like a princess. He has one woman working on his hands, another on his feet, and he watches TV while they pamper him. He always has this glazed over look on his face. Now I know why. That pedicure felt amazing. I am on my feet all day, so the whole treatment was divine. I got a soak, exfoliation, nails done, and massage, but now my feet are really smooth and when my feet get wet in my sandals, I slip right out of them. After, I dropped off Coach Nady at the airport and had a good chat with him.
Really great guy. He was a professional sports agent making a lot of money who realized he was really unhappy making a ton of money by helping really not that great of people. One day he was walking and saw high school team that looked terrible. He asked if they needed a volunteer coach. He found he loved it and was able to mentor so many kids that he quit his job and became a high school football coach. He has gotten multiple offers to coach in the PAC 10 but feels he can really do the most good in a man's life between the ages of 14-18, so he has turned them all down. After I dropped off Nady, Mike and I went surfing. Wasn't the best day, pretty windy and we didn't really catch any waves so we came in after an hour.
Last Dinner at Jerry's
We had to prepare for the last Dinner of the ALA. There was a sense of relief in the air as for the last time we stocked the bar and dished captains and cokes for an hour. Every time we have these dinners, the last thing we do is have all the guys stand up and speak to what they are going to take from this week to make them a better person or make there chapter a stronger chapter. I have to admit, these guys blew me away. No one stuttered, mumbled or used 'um' or 'you know' exceedingly, and they all had what I considered thoughtful and well planned goals. Were talking about 60-70 guys. After dinner, everyone went to town. I stayed in because I have a guest I need to take to the airport tomorrow. I'll probably edit this a tad tomorrow.