I guess if bad stuff has to happen it might as well all happen at once so I can get it over with.
1. We're flooding again. Not as bad as last spring, but bad enough, and the river hasn't crested yet so we really don't know where it's going to stop. We had a severe storm move through south of us two nights ago dropping 8 inches of rain in the area where our river starts about 15 miles south of here. I knew we were in for trouble, but one never knows how much trouble. The river rose 8 feet over night and is still rising - rapidly. Ole was planning to leave for Minneapolis this morning to attend the annual Back to the 50s weekend on the state fair grounds that he never misses. I informed him I wasn't very comfortable with him being gone for the entire weekend and leaving me to deal with this. So far he's home.
2. I had the annual mammogram last Tuesday at one of the satellite clinics. I just received a call this morning that I have to report to the main clinic tomorrow and have one redone because the radiologist spotted a shadow. Something more for me to lose sleep over.
3. I received a call yesterday afternoon regarding Big Brother, who lives down in New Mexico. He's a bachelor so he was alone when this happened. He was changing, or trying to change a fluorescent light bulb in his shop, which has a 20 foot ceiling. He was standing on the top of a 10-foot step ladder (dumb) when the ladder gave way or he slipped or some such thing and fell to the concrete floor. He busted his left wrist, right shoulder, broke his nose, and broke some of the bones around his eye. When he came to he managed to get to a phone to call his neighbor who rushed him to the ER in the closest town (20 miles away). They didn't have an orthopedic doctor so they shipped him by ambulance to El Paso, TX at 10 o'clock last night and performed surgery when he arrived. I haven't heard results yet, but hope to know something by late this afternoon.
Okay. That's enough for now, don't you think? I need to come up for air.