Melvin started a new job last week, which is a good thing. Please join me in sending him your congratulations. However, he starts the job with an annual leave balance of 0:00 and a restriction against taking time off during his first three months.
Working within these limitations, Melvin devised a mid-season itinerary that will have us see five games in four days, but for him only two days vacation. It is a trip we discuss every winter, a trip I always think of as "Along the Ohio" in tribute to the series of photographs of that name by Andrew Borowiec.
|Jeffersonville, Indiana, towards Louisville, Kentucky|
In contrast with Melvin, I have too much vacation. In fact, starting this year I will "earn" ten percent more. It takes a fair amount of planning for me to use all of my annual leave and to do so, I will be taking a couple baseball trips independent of Melvin.