Friday, June 3, 2016
AN ACCIDENT AND CAROL'S HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Yesterday afternoon Genny and Joe and their son Jaelen and Joe and I went to church to do some work. Genny and I were cleaning the sanctuary and Fellowship Hall (and the bathrooms) while Joe, Joe and Jaelen were hanging new signs on the church. After being vandalized twice, we decided to get signs that screwed right into the building and to hang them high where they weren't easily defaced or torn down (not that I think they CAN be torn down the way they are fastened in). The guys had quite a time getting the correct tools and equipment to do it and it took about 2 hours to get these signs hung.
Meanwhile Genny and I were working away. It was hot in the sanctuary, so Genny opened four of the windows and there was a nice breeze going through the building. It's always nice to air things out too.
Genny and I finished and were outside with the guys watching them. I decided to go inside and get my purse and other things I wanted to take home with me. Genny told me that she had closed the windows on one side of the building, but the parking lot side was still open. I told her I would take care of it.
I went inside, closed one window and locked it, and then went to close the other window. I had lowered it only a half inch or so when the whole pane of glass fell out of the track and on top of my head, neck and shoulders. I felt the pain on the top of my head and then in my neck where I have bulging discs. I started yelling for Joe to come help me. He heard the bang, thought it was a gunshot from the apartment house behind the church, heard "help me" and was about to call 911. He couldn't really hear me over the power tools being used to hang the church sign. I waited until there was a break and yelled again "Joe, help me!" I was afraid to move because I thought the window would fall further down on me. I heard Genny and Joe running up the steps to me. They took the window off of me and had me sit down. Genny got me an ice pack. Boy did my head ever hurt!
Joe fixed the window and then drove me home. I kept the ice on my head for awhile, but I really did not get hurt that much. It could have been so much worse. I am glad it was me and not anyone else that this happened to. I would not have wanted anyone else to get hurt.
Today is my friend Carol's birthday. So my best bud Donna and I took Carol to the Country Club Diner for lunch. We all had burgers and they were very good. We stopped at the bakery counter on the way out and got Carol a small strawberry shortcake because everyone needs a cake on their birthday. When we got into the car to go home I said, "And the fun continues." I handed her a gift from both Donna and I. It was two candles and a pretty butterfly candleholder. She was so happy. She said she hadn't been looking forward to her birthday and then it was raining. But we had made it a wonderful day for her.
I went home, picked up Joe, and then Donna, Joe and I went food shopping. I had to get things for tomorrow. We are having a pastors' meeting at church and we are giving them lunch. It's an easy lunch though. I got lunchmeat, Donna got bread and rolls, and I am making a pasta salad and fruit salad. So it's going to be another busy day tomorrow.
And then it's Sunday. I think Monday I will get a break to rest a little bit.
So that's what's been going on with me. Anything new with you?