I was able to work with four new coaching staffs and several other great folks from Tech. Each of the four coaching staffs was great. All very polite and appreciative. They should've been. The Tech folks put in some hard work to ensure a championship atmosphere for their student-athletes. And speaking of those folks ... it is always reassuring to go to other universities (or in these case, institutes of technology) and meet new folks who are dedicated to their craft. Unfortunately we had to move the Saturday match indoors. We tried really hard to play that thing outside, but the rain just kept coming. And it wasn't even large downpours ... just enough to be a pain in the ass.
After it was all said and done, Georgia Tech advanced to nationals at Stanford. Well deserved, as they just clobbered both teams they played. Coach Shelton is a heck of a guy, and it was great to work with him again. I wouldn't have had the opportunity without the help of Brick and Tom. Both of those guys haven't forgotten old Jay. I appreciate it and I hope i did everything to their standards.
I was able to spend most of the weekend with the little lady. When ever I have a bad day or am just frustrated, I know I can turn to her for support. She is very good to me, and I try to do so for her in return. I miss her already. She will be moving up here in early June. This is a big step ... for her, for me, for us ... but it is the correct step. I can't wait to have her here and us being involved in each other's daily life on a consistent basis. After spending so much time apart, I know we will cherish the opportunity to spend time together.
Tomorrow morning, around 8:30, I will jump on a plane and head east to Virginia Beach. Greg is getting married this weekend. It'll give me a chance to carve away another small piece of my liver, while also enjoying time with old friends. I'm always up for a good party and a fun wedding, and I think this one will be no exception.