I was out taking a walk early this morning when my buddy Steve pulled over. I noticed he was not in his usual uniform: khaki pants and golf shirt.
"Nope," he said. " Heading for Chicago. Going to tour Notre Dame and watch a game Saturday."
"And who are the Irish scheduled to lose to on Saturday?" I asked.
"Air Force," he said.
" Well, how's retirement going?" he asked. " It looks like you're still sober. Frankly, I'm surprised."
"No, I haven't started my days with orange vodka yet."
" This is just your 4th day. Give it time. Ease into it. I have faith in you."
"Hey! Thanks for caring!"
" No problem," he said as he pulled away. "Will call you when I get back. I got you on the sub list at the school."
" Great!" I said.
"Go Air Force!"