It's been a crazy last 8 days or so. A week ago Friday I arrived in Cincinnati and was picked up by my brother at the airport. We went to the Reds and Padres game that night. We were able to see the Reds at their worst, in the midst of a losing streak. We were lucky enough to see the bad Bronson Arroyo show up and give up 9 through 4 or so. It was rainy, somewhat cold, and we both had an allergy/cold thing going on. It was miserable enough that we left after the sixth and never looked back. We got to see A-Gon hit a grand slam which sucked but, hey, it's a grand slam. The highlight of the day was the Reds Hall Of Fame which is connected to the team shop at the stadium. Why have I always skipped this before? Thoroughly enjoyed it. Highlight of the trip besides getting to visit family. I may post some pictures in the next day or two.
After returning to Tulsa on Monday, I worked on Tuesday, closed on my new house on Wednesday, and spent Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday moving/setting up the new house. It's been great but very time consuming. With the help of the home buyers tax credit, I was able to buy new furniture, appliances, and lawn equipment that I didn't have or need living in an apartment for the better part of eight years.
In the midst of all this hecticness, the Reds have posted a five game winning streak. They took one from the Padres, swept the Astros and as of last night, have taken the first game of the series with the Cards. Johnny Cueto got the win last night and it seems the rotation has turned things around for the time being.
I also recieved a nice little package from Chris of Nachos Grande. He was nice enough to send me an Eric Davis I had my eye on and some Reds cards from his group break that I was not a part of. Great gesture that will definately be repaid once I figure out how.
Hopefully in the next couple of days I can get some HOF pics up, a post i've been wanting to make consisting of my Andre Woodson (UK QB class of '07) auto collection, and some cards Nachos sent me.
In tribute to the Reds winning streak and last night's winner, Johnny, here's the only Cueto card I currently have in que at CheckOutMyCards.