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Bill's Journal: On The Mend, But Still Sore ... (2/2/'11)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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Bill is feeling a little better since his bad fall about two weeks ago on the ice, but he is still sore.

Image of ice accumulation (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman.

February 2, 2011 ("Ground Hog Day"), Nashville, Tennessee, 5:55 p.m., C.S.T.~

Dear Journal~

Bill Sandusky writing.  Hope this finds you well and happy.  Me, I am doing better since my spill on the ice several weeks back.  I am still sore, and have about four more weeks of healing to go through before the doctor gives me the okay to return back to work.  Which means I won't get to go back to Wal Mart until March.  (Sigh!)

We had some bad weather pass through here yesterday afternoon.  Sleet, snow, even thunder and lightning.  Was supposed to get about two inches of snow: got ten inches.  Schools and a lot of businesses closed because of the nasty weather, and it looks like tomorrow will be a repeat performance.  

The roads are extremely treacherous, and I always worry when Louie has to work because she has to drive on them.  She may be an extremely capable driver, but I worry about the idiots around her who don't know how to drive on ice or snow.  I'm so scared that Louie will be in a bad wreck ... or possibly even killed.

Louie has to work tonight; she goes in at seven (but will probably be leaving within several minutes; she's getting her things ready before she heads on out the door).  I will have to say some heavy duty prayers so that she can reach her destination safely.  Louie was off yesterday; she was having fun being mama to the kids and taking care of me, her poor, injured husband.  LOL

Michael is doing better since his wreck last month.  He is getting around better, but still has to take it easy.  We won't let him (or the kids who use wheelchairs, crutches, canes, etc.) out of our sight, especially if they have to (or want to) go outside.  One can't be too careful; someone can get hurt badly if they fall wrong on the ice, and it's so hard to get around anyway!   It's bad enough for people who are healthy to negotiate ice: it's twice as rough for people like myself, who don' t get around nearly as well!

Louie has just left; she left me with a good bye kiss and a cheery "I'll see you tomorrow morning; love you, chere'!"  She's now near her van ... and whoops! She just landed on her bottom!  I hope she's okay .... Camey and Tammi just ran outside, to help her up; mama just gave me the thumbs up sign, which means she is okay.  Whew!  A huge sigh of relief!

God, let my wife get to Nashville Memorial Hospital in one piece; guide her as she drives ... 

Meanwhile, I get to kid sit and have them wait on me while I sit in my chair (pillow underneath my broken bottom to take any pressure off it, although it still hurts like the dickens!), in front of the fireplace.  Ahhh! This is the life, but I can do without nursing a broken behind!!  OW!!  (Still hurts if I move wrong or have to shift my weight around ... )

I'm glad the power held ... I always get worried when it goes out because some of our kids depend on breathing equipment or need to wear monitors as they sleep, and the same goes for the kids who are tube-fed, because we have to know how much is going in and how fast the flow rate of the liquid is, so we can adjust it as  needed.  And some use electric wheelchairs, and we have to keep them plugged in all night, to charge them, so they can use them the next day.

Thank God for generators! 

Even if the power was to go out, the generators always kick in and we can still function fairly normally until the power comes back on.  (Of course, the neighbors who don't have generators get jealous because we have power, and they do not.)

Well, I hate to run, but Mother Nature is calling ... (Groan!!)  I need a hand up, so I can make it to the bathroom in one piece (I hope!).  I will write in here again soon; until then, keep those prayers coming, and pray that we don't get nailed by any more bad weather!  It's been a very cold (not to mention, extremely snowy!) winter for Nashville; I'm more than ready for spring!!

Take care and God bless!

~Bill.  


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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 2/3/2011
This is well done thank you for sharing, sorry I havent been online for a few days been busy!!!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/2/2011
Poor Bill and Louie and company! Maybe one day, Spring will come with its warmth ... I HOPE SOON! LOL Great story, Karen, well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.


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