There are 310 days left in the year.
We are 15% through 2021.
This is the 8th week of the year.
We are in the 3rd month of winter.
36 days until Opening Day of the 2021 baseball season
39 days until Easter Sunday.
High Today: 52° at 2 pm
Low Today: 29° at 6:30 am
High Tomorrow: 36° at 3 pm
Low Tomorrow: 24° at 11 pm
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
"The law works fear and wrath; grace works hope and mercy."
- Martin Luther
The big news of the day was Tiger Woods who wrecked his car. He has several breaks in his leg. This could be the end of his career.
It looks almost certain now that we will go through our second straight winter without seeing 0°. The coldest it has been in Clarion this winter has been 3½° (Feb. 8). The lowest temperature last year was also in February, 5½° on Feb. 17. The last time we reached 0° was January 31, 2019 when we bottomed out at 8° below zero.
Lue went to see her shoulder surgeon. She was hoping that this would be her last trip down to Wexford. While she was there, she showed him her hand where a lump has been growing. She asked if that was related to the shoulder surgery. He said no, but that it needed to come out. So, much to her dismay, she is now scheduled for hand surgery in May with Dr. Buterbaugh.
I, along with others, am scheduled for my second coronavirus vaccine this week (Friday). Due to the interruption in delivery of the vaccine due to last week’s winter weather, those scheduled at the Clarion Hospital on Monday will have to reschedule. Whether or not it will affect us remains to be seen. If the vaccine is not available for our time slot, we can expect to receive an email. The hospital’s website says to check back there often for updated information.
Rick was up today. He took his mother down to see Tenley and Maddox. Rick said he is flying with Drew to Naples this week. Drew has an interview for a job.
I picked Don Dininny around 4pm and we went over to see Craig and Mary McMahan. We visited with Mary for about a half an hour then prayed around Craig before we left. Mary said that Becky was picking her up some groceries and that she and Dr. Tim would be there soon. Shortly after I got home, Becky called and said that as they were arriving, Craig passed away. He is the second member of our church to die of COVID-19.
Today ended the 4th straight week where we failed to reach 40°. This streak should end next week since Wednesday is forecasted to have a high of 42°. The month is expected to end with temperatures reaching 43° on the last day of the month and 41° on the first day of March.
Mars 2020, a Mars rover mission by NASA's Mars Exploration Program, landed today on the red planet. The rover is named Perseverance and the drone helicopter is called Ingenuity. It was launched on July 30, 2020. The goals are to explore the landing site, see if there are signs of ancient life, to gather rock and soil samples that may be brought back to earth somewhere in the future, and to demonstrate the technology for future robotic and human exploration. Perhaps, if they hurry, I will be able to spend the final years in a Mars’ nursing home.
I watched a little bit of Kobe Bryant’s memorial service.
The DOW dropped over 1000 points as investors are nervous about the Coronavirus getting worse. I am starting to think there is a chance this thing could get much worse before it gets better. I have no desire to go anywhere at this time; no cruises, flights nor trips. It’s a good time to just stay put in Small Town USA.
Again Frank, Lue, Danny, and I watched 2 games at Tippin. So did Jared and Brody. In the first game, the Elk County Catholic girls beat North Clarion in overtime to advance to the title game. In the second game, undefeated Elk County boys rolled over Union. They had a player (Krauss) who shot the eyes out of the bucket from three point land and ended with over thirty (32) points.
Brody ran into a problem while at the game. Somehow, he got gum in his hair. He, his dad, and Lue worked a long time trying to get it out. They got some of it but not all.
Sherri was sick all day and night. I am not sure why – I am hoping it is the antibiotics and not something more serious. Jared was in Pittsburgh for a meeting and stopped in to see her.
Dood reported that Alan will be having surgery on Tuesday and will be off of work for 4 weeks. I don’t know the hospital or how long he is expected to be in.
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March 9 at 7 pm
March 14 at 2 am
Tiger Woods has multiple breaks in right leg after crash; Missed intelligence cited in Capitol attack hearings
President Andrew Johnson impeached
1917 - Smoky Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, is sold by the Boston Red Sox to Cleveland for $15,000. He will become an outfielder after one last, losing start on the mound, and will play five more years.
Joe Wood’s reign as one of the most dominating pitchers in baseball history lasted a brief two seasons, but it left an indelible impression on those who witnessed his greatness first-hand. “Without a doubt,” Ty Cobb later recalled, “Joe Wood was one of the best pitchers I ever faced throughout my entire career.” In 1911 and 1912, Smoky Joe Wood won 57 games for the Boston Red Sox, including a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns on July 29, 1911, and an American League record-tying 16 straight wins in the second half of the 1912 campaign.
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