By Grace Williams – Colts.com
Tuesday, July 12 2011
Well, yesterday was a SCORCHER.
I'm serious guys, it was like over 100 degrees and HUMID as can be. But like we said at the beginning of the summer, all of these stops are rain or shine… or more shine.
Yesterday morning, as we were departing the complex, something strange happened. We all went to load the vehicles and every single boy got into the Sequoia… I was a bit confused but I dared to ask, "Who is riding in the Box truck?" The answer was ME. Those stinking boys plotted against us girls to make us ride in old boxy, so Katie Zup and I took one for the team and chugged along up to Greentown.
Let me tell you, that is NOT a smooth ride. Huge shout out to Katie, who drove that big guy all the way up there AND back.
We were a little short handed yesterday, which led to a little more work than usual. The way it normally goes is for the first half hour the girls work on setting up the line and tents, and the boys do the stage. Then, the boys go work on inflatables and the girls open up Colts In Motion. Being two guys short, the boys didn't get done as fast as usual, so the girls had to help them roll out inflatables and ropes and such. No biggie for such awesome ladies like ourselves.
After that we were all pretty much dead (due to the heat) but we were just getting started. As the line continued to grow, our problems did as well. I look to my right, and the wind has blown Tiny over (no biggie seeing as we can put him right back up). I look to my left and Crusher and QB Challenge are slowly deflating, which I felt was odd.
So I ran over to Colts In Motion to see what was going on. Well as it turns out, the generator on Colts In Motion decided that it was just a little too hot outside and decided to poop out on us. No worries though, we hooked one up externally and got everything back up and running in no time!
As the players and cheerleaders arrived the event got started, and it went well for the most part. All that I can say is that by the end of the day we were all so tired that we just wanted to get home. Little did we know Mother Nature had other plans for us.
I pulled up the radar (on my new smartphoneJ) only to see that we were driving directly into a huge storm. There was rain, hail, lightning, thunder, and all manner of scary things going on outside, but luckily Katie got us home safely.
To continue the story a little bit further, I would just like to add that on my way home from the complex I was stuck behind a scooter going 30 MPH. I usually live about 20 minutes away from work, last night it took me 45. When I finally did get home, I open my car door to find the neighbors pug dog loose from its fence and jumping and barking all over me (intimidating, I know). Needless to say, it was a rough one for me yesterday. But today is a new day, and off to Warsaw we go!