I was actually at the Classic. I tried a few hours of prefishing on Thurs and Fri but by afternoon on the second day this old body was thrashed. I hurt so bad (from weak stomach muscles) that I knew I would not be able to compete for 9 1/2 hours on Sat and another 7 1/2 on Sunday. But it was good to be there and see/visit with old friends. I missed seeing you, though.
I've actually been fishing at least once a month, except August, thanks to the BnT guys with boats. I was able to sit in the back seat and get some critically needed time in on the water. I caught some good fish, too. I think I would have gone nuts if I wasn't able to fish at all.
How's your mom doing? This "C" crap shouldn't happen to anyone. But it's done now and I'm doing good. Hope to see you at one of the events next year.