July 27, 2012

Day Trippers!

Last Sunday I took a fall in a friend's back yard after church. I was in the emergency of our local hospital from 12:30 pm  to around 9 PM on Sunday.  It was thought I might have a mild concussion.  I went backwards off an upper patio dinging my body all the way down 5 flagstone steps and landing on my back on the lower patio of flagstones.  They took me to hospital in an ambulance on a flat board and wearing a neck brace; so my back and neck would not be jostled. 

They had to take 15 different x-rays.  Thank God I did not break anything but did severely strain a few vertebrae in my back and got a very large egg bump on the back of my head.  A friend checked on me quite often so I could to get through the night in one piece.  They woke me up every 2 hours to make sure I didn't fall ill with a head injury in the next 24 hours.

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So this past Wednesday, a friend of mind was driving to Lindsay.  They asked if I would keep them company on their travels. The trip, which is about 100.4 km or 1hour and 48 minutes driving time, turned out to be very pleasant and warm..  The air was wonderful, the scenery throughout all the towns; Scugog, Little Britain. and right up to the start of the Kiwartha Lake District where Lindsay sits, was as beautiful as always.  I suspect we took about 2 hours getting there and a bit longer on the way home, as we stopped for lunch.

We ate at a little 'trailer restaurant' on one of the minor roads in the area.  There seems to be a great many of this type of restaurant that sell french fries or 'chips' in all guises; with fish, burgers, poutine style, with gravy etc.  They always make their food from scratch and for some reason they are either housed in a stationary trailer or a truck.  

We also decided to play tourist and follow our noses along the back lines.  Well at one point we were kind of confused so we turned on the GPS and low and behold we came out at Hwy 7 going towards Richmond Hill once more.  All in all it was a lovely day for both of us.  I got to relax and enjoy a  some time out of the house.  It did a fairly good job of taking my mind off the pain.  My friend had someone to talk to while they drove.  Thank you my friend for taking me along.

The Wee Few Thoughts of Dylan the Dog

I wonder why it is that people and dogs don't have the ability to land on their feet more like cats.  I think that I see a great many more dogs, horses, and people injuring themselves than cats.  There is a big black and white cat upstairs named Bubba and nothing seems to happen to him.  He gets through the days intact but passes out the odd bite or scratch along the way.  It is most infuriating to be scratched with hind legs because Bubba is annoyed with another animal; who also doesn't deserve to be treated badly.  Luckily for me, Sandy, the part husky upstairs and I get on like a doghouse on fire.  Ruth hasn't been able to walk me at all since her fall but it will be okay soon and we will be able to get back to our routine.  Well that is about it from me.  

Shake a paw - Dylan the Dog

Note:  The photo of the injured cat and  the resting cat  can be found at common sights, and the cat in the car can be found  here .  Dylan  was photographed by Alec Bruyns.