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Troy and Tim

Highway heroes: IDOT workers find, return stolen jewelry box

Great story about a couple of guys who went above and beyond their job descriptions to return some precious keepsakes one couple thought they’d never see again.

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Playing on Clay

I had the chance to play tennis on a clay court the other night, for the first time in several years. It was great!

Tennis is my favorite sport, but playing on clay takes it to another level.

There’s just something about the way the surface plays and feels. It’s the same sport of course, but it’s a different game than what you play on hard courts.

Had some great conversation out there with the guys who came out to play. One of them is a lifelong clay court player, two of them had never played on clay before. We all enjoyed it.

Never mind the fact that the French Open is taking place at Roland Garros right now. So, it was a nice plus to get to play on the same (albeit different color) surface while that tournament is underway. 🙂

I’m super thankful to be able to play the game I love. Any other tennis fans out there? It really is a lot of fun.

Have a great day!

Blowing Up a Bridge

(That title got your attention, didn’t it?)

Had to share this – it is the demolition of the westbound span of the old Chain of Rocks Canal bridge in Granite City, IL.

I had the opportunity to get video and photos of this event when it happened a couple of weeks ago. It was really cool! Enjoy.

Winter Driving Tips

Well, it’s winter and after getting about half a foot of snow dumped on us last night, it seems appropriate to share this video for anyone who’s interested. It’s narrated by someone you know. 🙂

Take a look at some helpful winter driving tips from the Illinois Department of Transportation and please be careful out there, friends!

Have a great day.