I mean that on many levels.
In part because the past week has been a fire drill for me.
I covered the Chicago Marathon, should say record-setting Chicago Marathon, and it was both hard work and fun. But it also ate up an incredible amount of time.
I have some outdoor-related thoughts out of the marathon later. Maybe.
Mainly I am breathing a sigh of relief because the sale of the Sun-Times was approved on Thurdsay by the bankruptcy judge.
Those who have hunted or fished with me over the past half year or so know I was more than a little concerned. The sale at least buys time for the S-T to get its house in order and hopefully figure out a way to mix together the different forms of the paper in the 21st Century.
And from every indication that I have had, outdoors coverage, unlike at the other paper in town, will continue.
To use a marathon image, I feel like I shucked a layer of worry.
In case you haven't figured out by now, I have been doing my dream job as the outdoors guy for the S-T for more than 13 years now. I hope to be around long enough to double or triple that.