Man, it's been a tough ride around here lately.
You may have seen the news about the D.A. and his wife that were killed in their home by a former Justice of the Peace down here in Texas. Well, that happened about a 1/2 mile from my house on a street I drive down EVERY day. It's a small community where crime is virtually non-existent so it came as a great shock. Initially, when the people who committed the crime were unknown, it was quite stressfull to be working nights while my wife was home with the kids. I was worried about them every night.
Stack on that the death of two family members AND the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas and I've had my fill of tragedy. I don't know anyone in West, but we stop there every time we go to Austin which is pretty frequently. It's a great midpoint stop for restroom breaks and they have the regionally famous Czech Bakery which has loads of great food.
I'm not slighting the Boston Marathon tragedy, but I didn't know anyone involved in that and it didn't happen in my backyard. Still, it was a sad day for all of us.
I've got a backlog of trade packages that need posting and a major stack of packages that need to go out. I haven't forgotten you guys/gals and I promise to be working on these slowly, but surely. Thanks for your patience!
I've been reading along even though I'm not commenting much. Baseball cards and baseball in general hasn't been front of mind lately, but they still make a great distraction from real life and that has been a blessing. Thanks to all of you who have sent me cards recently or in the past. It's a moment of joy to open those packages.