Saturday, February 13, 2010

Have you ever been hit by a snow plow?

My husband has!!! and it was NOT pretty.

This was not a great way to start the Valentine Weekend.
On Thursday afternoon my husband drove with me over to the next town where I had a doctor's appointment. Afterward we went to a shop across the street to buy a few things. And were then planning to go to the bakery across the side street. He said he wanted to put the bags in the van before we went to the bakery. I went on ahead. He was standing at the side of our van, getting ready to put the bags inside when suddenly a truck with a snowplow came from the opposite side of the street and hit him and threw him through the air a few feet. I did not see the actual event for which I am thankful cause I would no doubt have passed out on the spot. We are very thankful that nothing was broken. He is a mass of bruises though and he got a couple of cuts on the head. And there was a nurse from my doctors office, who had seen what happened and came over to help a bit.
The police and ambulance came interviewed the plow truck driver, checked out Bill and and off we went to the emergency room... they checked him over, popped a staple in his head where one of the cuts was and released him. He limped out of the building. We had been planning to go out to dinner but that was not going to happen so I ordered a pizza on the cell phone and we went home, arriving just as the pizza guy arrived.
It was NOT a fun afternoon though will give him great stories to tell.
We went to regular doctor the next day and he checked him over. He has a limp, a very sore arm and a LOT of bruises. It has not a big city snow plow but one on the front of a pickup truck. He was not plowing, just driving along. Needless to say he is probably in a bit of trouble now.

I have been playing nurse a bit, making sure he uses ice packs when he is supposed to and putting ointment on the cuts. He will survive but it will probably be a couple of weeks before he is fully back to himself. Good thing he is a normally tough guy. It does not make him happy that he is hurting and can't do what he wants to do but we are so VERY thankful it was not worse.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow, snow, snow. snow, snow. snow

Yep, we are finally getting a real snow storm. We have had little bits of snow up to now but this seems like the real thing finally. It is very quiet out as there is no traffic on our normally busy road. Schools and the college are closed and probably a lot of businesses. So I shall be staying inside, doing some projects, perhaps a bit of decluttering here and there and generally thankful I can use the snow as an excuse to stay home and enjoy. So here are a few pictures I took this morning. It is supposed to snow off and on all day so may be deeper tomorrow.

The above picture is of a couple of chairs sitting out on a small patio next to our deck. I judge how much snow we are getting by checking them out.

this next picture is of a teacup planter my daughter gave me for mother's day a few years ago. Looks like whipped cream on top of the cup.
And this next picture is of a birdfeed hanging on my no longer used clothes line. That is quite a high "roof" on the thing.

and finally here is just a general picture of the back yard. It is pretty out there.
Tomorrow, perhaps, I will have more pictures of the snow and pictures of the projects I get to work on today.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

an angelic wall hanging

Started working on the next artist class project yesterday and finished it up today. The original was to be 11 by 14 but I liked it better smaller so it is now 8 1/2 by 11.
I used vintage sheet music and vintage lace pieces. Good thing I have an antique shop where such items are available.
I will be taking a couple days off from the artist class projects but will be back at it in a few days.