Drove out to Neil's house in Williamsport last night to play games with him and some of his friends. I took the back way, and it was a really nice drive - warm, windows rolled down, not much traffic. I came back that way, too. Again, not much traffic and, thankfully, not many deer. Didn't win any games, but I had fun. It's been a while since I played.
August is looking pretty busy as far as weekends go. Marc's party is in a couple weeks and I said I'd go down for that. Then, I'm thinking of going down that way again the following weekend to play games. (Just remembered, the former EP mentioned later is having a big party that Saturday. I think I'll be going to that!) The weekend after that is my birthday. Neil's having games that Saturday, but I don't know what else might be going on. Then, the last weekend of the month is the racquetball picnic. Of course, there's also Musikfest. Better start saving up gas money now!
Nothing new to report on the work front. I'm still acting EP, and Dennis hasn't mentioned wanting to talk with me further or have me talk with the GM. He did tell me that he's been talking with a previous EP about the job. I know that guy's been on vacation, but I think he gets back this week. So, maybe he'll come in for an interview. Quite frankly, I can't imagine him wanting to come back. He'd have longer hours than he does at PennDOT and he'd probably have to start with just two-weeks of vacation. I can't see what's in it for him unless the money's so much better than what he's making at PennDOT. Or, unless he really hates it there. But, to my mind, he'd have to REALLY hate it to seriously consider coming back.
This is the last week for our Asst. ND. He's retiring Friday after 28-years at the station. I know a couple people in the newsroom have applied for that position, and this past Friday, the ND brought in an outside candidate (a former ND at the competition, no less!). But, I think he really wants to fill both positions from inside. I guess we'll find out eventually.