...when it comes to finding out who won the raffle. Well, not really killing me but you get the idea. My guess is that I did not win because, I am pretty sure if I had won, I would have been notified by GreyBeard already. He is a member of the Eastern Arenac Sportsman's Club, the club holding the raffle, and he cordially arranges for my raffle tickets each year. This year I bought 5 tickets - hoping to increase my chances of winning. I will be shocked, but nicely so, if I later find out I won. I don't expect it though, both because I am sort of a pessimist (you hadn't noticed that - how nice of you) and because my personal black cloud usually just does not allow that much good luck to shine down upon me.
Pessimism be darned, I am going to check my lottery tickets right after I get done with this post.
All the best,