Thursday, June 5, 2008

A week in West Virginia

As stated earlier, I have gone to West Virginia for my company. We basically came along with the auditors to put together a work paper package so that we can close the books on a couple of our properties here in Wheeling for 2007. If that doesn't make much sense to you, don't sweat it, I don't understand it all either.

The good news is that we are almost done here, and we should actually be heading home earlier than expected, hoping to get a standby flight Friday morning as opposed to catching our scheduled evening flight. That will be nice. On our off time we find fun places to eat and we even went to a casino where they lost money, and I did not because I didn't play any slots. The table games, blackjack, poker and roulette and such looked like fun. But not at a $10 minimum bet. I just don't have that kind of money.

One of the highlights of the trip has been a guy named Harry. He's a consultant for the property management that they brought in to help with the auditing process. Somehow in conversation it came up that I had attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. Harry seemed very interested in that and I told him a bit about the school. Then it came out that his grandson, an infant, was named Lee. So the next thing I find out is that Harry had gone to the Lee University web site and bought a baby sweatshirt that said Lee University on it for his grandson. I guess he thought it very cool that his name would be on it.

I basically made my old college bookstore about $40.

It's been an interesting trip, and sources point to it not having to happen again very soon, and if it has to happen again next year, it shouldn't take a whole week. Maybe just a couple days. I'm crossing my fingers.

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