Skeet’s Beat – A Mellow Week Easter, Mowing and Friends

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SkeetBlogIt was Easter week last week, and I was home to spend it with Kim and the Girls. They were off of school all week, so it was a nice time to just take it easy and spend family time together. Sure, there’s always work to be done around here, and we always stay on top of the daily workload and planning for future events. Other than the community Easter Egg hunt on Saturday and the one we did here for the girls on Sunday; it was a pretty slow week overall.

I mowed the property last week, and with the way the wild grasses grow around here; the correct way to say it is that I mowed, and mowed, and mowed. But, it’s good that it’s done; now there’s less fire hazard in the back yard. The wet winter we had made the grasses grow really high, but that is a bad thing once it dries out in the summer, so keeping it mowed down is important.

We had some friends over Saturday night for a big dinner, and it was really fun to get together and hang out with good people for a good meal and hanging out. Then on Sunday night, my friend Mike Mora; a firefighter from Sacramento brought some abalone over that he got while they went camping on the coast. We ate that, and man was it good.

Other than that, we’ve been planning for a fundraiser that we’re doing in May for the town where the girls go to school. The town built a community center and haven’t been able to open it for public use yet, so we’re doing a Skeet Reese Kids Fishing day as a fundraiser to try and help.

The town, my sponsors, the California Department of Fish and Game, the recreation department and our friends are all getting together to put on this kids fishing day on a little pond in the town. CA DFG is providing all of the trout, Wright & McGill Co. is providing a bunch of my Junior Champion combos and some Eagle Claw hooks, Pure Fishing is providing Havoc baits, PowerBait and line and Dick’s Sporting Goods has sent a bunch of stuff too.

Some of the more interesting items for the raffle are a Soccer Ball signed by Mia Hamm, a football signed by some of the San Diego Chargers. Duane Calkins form Woodshop Rocks is donating a custom guitar and we’re supposed to be getting some stuff from other places as well. Kim said she is going to try and get the Mia Hamm soccer ball. The event is a little less than a month away, and Kim and I are working on it as much as we can.

I’ve been doing some workouts too to try and stay in fishing shape, and while the first half of the season has not gone anywhere near what I had expected; I’ve still got four more events to turn it around, and that’s what I’m planning on doing.

A couple of top 10’s and a couple of solid finishes and I’m in position again. It’s been kind of funny how quiet things have been. People aren’t calling and texting, but when I string a couple of good tournaments together, and they’ll feel comfortable to call again.

I’ve got one more week at home, and then I’ll be heading to West Point Lake for the next stop. See you all there.