Friday, January 9, 2009

A little laughter from our trip to Spokane

Wednesday, January 9th I went trucking with hubby on an overnight run to Spokane, WA. You know, the place that is snowed in and isn't getting much of a break. I think they will be BBQing in July with snowpiles still around.

Anyway, the trip was pretty uneventful until we arrived at the first delivery location. We watched dumptruck load after dumptruck load of snow being hauled from behind the business we were delivering to. It was amazing how many dumptruck loads there were, we lost count.

Finally the first half of the load was delivered, it was time to leave, well maybe, we have to get through all the people first. You've heard of "Bring your son/daughter to work day", well this was bring your "Snowshovel to Work Day", I only got a few pics but there had to be well over 100 people that had been on the roof of the building shoveling snow off.

This is one of the snowpiles at the first delivery location. Not the pile from the shoveling of snow off the roof.

Here's the last of the snow shoveling brigade heading towards their vehicles

Delivery location number 2, the saga of the stuck truck

Ok so the cardboard idea didn't work let's try this, we'll chisel this truck out

Let's see how that turned out

Nope. still stuck, chiseling out didn't work so what's next, let's try this, if this doesn't work then it's staying there until Spring thaw

Let's see if, the combination of cardboard sheets, chiseling and ice melt worked or if the truck was staying in place til Spring thaw, what do you think?

Well, you can see the results for yourself. Afterwards, the driver came over and chatted. He had been having no trouble getting around and making his route until he had to stop at the fuel island before getting off work.

We all had a good laugh, we can laugh right along with him since hubby of course has been in those situations also.

Monday, January 5, 2009

On The Mend

Back on Sat Dec 27th I ended up with severe back problems. We were out shopping when it hit me. I couldn't go any further. Hubby had to bring me home. I got home and ended up in a bad position. I was down on the floor and could not get back up. Could not roll over to get up, nothing.

Hubby had to call 911 and I ended up going to the hospital via ambulance. Everyone from the Ambulance Crew, the FireFighter Paramedics to the Hospital Staff was great.

It has been over a week now and I am feeling much much better and can move around much better. I had been doped up pretty good.

My daughter spent several days coming over and helping out, Thanks Melissa, you were great on all the help.

I am off the meds now for 3 days other than today I did take a couple of Ibuprofen.

Sure was a scarey time though, not being able to get up off the floor. Sure is hell getting older. Guess my snow shoveling days are coming to an end quickly. I think that is what did it even though I made sure to take it easy and not over do it.

I have had many well wishes from family and my crochet friends. Thanks everyone for your well wishes and prayer's.