Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

By the Way…

Occasionally, my husband uses this phrase to notify me that important information is about to be communicated. Tonight, that information sounded something like this:
I went to the hospital in an ambulance this afternoon. They gave me an EKG to make sure I was ok.
Well, that was certainly not what I expected to hear; but he was calm so I figured I didn’t need to worry. Situation report: apparently, while he was working with some equipment in the shipyard (equipment that was supposed to be powered down), he got a 60-volt shock. Because the incident occurred in a regulated work environment, procedures were invoked to document the event and to assess the health of all involved. Translation of this latter statement: hubby was admitted to the hospital, evaluated, and then discharged.

And I thought my Wednesday was crazy.

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