Saturday, April 28, 2007

Adjusting

Nick's new bed:



Every night after I say goodnight to Nick, I look back down and see this image. Nick has found sleeping in the chair to be one of the more preferable sleeping positions with a broken humerus. It is a peaceful and calm image in the midst of pain and discomfort.

Overall, things are going well. He had a check-up yesterday and the doctor felt good about how things are progressing. This is all (obviously) new to us and so we do have some apprehension about the healing process. He does not have a cast, but rather an arm cuff. The most difficult hurdle for me is getting up the nerve to remove all supports for bathing. I just can't believe that it is okay to have the arm naked for even a fraction of time. But, given that Nick is anxious to shower instead of partially sponge bathing, I'll need to get over this soon.

Thank you to everyone who has sent encouragement, thoughts, prayers and support. We really appreciate it. We haven't had a chance to respond to you all, and apologize for that. Life has been a bit exhausting and full lately. Luckily, we've had some friends and family stop by to help us out. Thanks to everyone. Please know that if we haven't responded, it isn't personal, we're just trying to keep up with life.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Visuals for the Update


(1) Last visit with the truck. Sobering.


(2) Driver's Side.
(Sorry you need to turn your head...can't figure that out for some reason.)


(3) Close-up of driver's side.


(4) Windshield.

For those of you who do not know yet, Nick was in an accident yesterday. He has a broken upper arm and stitches in the back of his head. Other than some other cuts and bruises, he's really doing well.

The hardest part is that so far he is being told that he needs to be out of work for three months. If you know him, you know this is a joke. When I returned from work today, the house was cleaner, he had power tools, and was at that moment doing dishes. So, we'll see how that goes.

We're a bit in shock, but overall just so relieved that his injuries are not any worse. We went to take the tags off the truck and take a few pictures this morning and just could not believe how bad it looked. I am not sure how he made it out without being pinned or breaking his legs, because the engine took over the driver's side floor. By some miracle, in a fraction of a second, his legs moved and he he left with only bruises on his thigh and heel. We are very lucky.

Thank you to everyone who has sent their thoughts, prayers, love and support. We deeply appreciate it and will continue with updates.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

First Snow in the New House!


When we bought this house, we didn't expect to use the amazing furnace until maybe fall and we certainly did not expect snow. After all, most days had been between 65-80F degrees for the last several weeks.

Technically, this isn't the first snow since we've owned the house, but it is the first that we've been here to see. Whatever didn't die last weekend, when it snowed four inches, surely has a hard second fight ahead. This morning when we woke up, it felt warm (at 54F). Since then, the temperatures have plummeted and the ground and foliage soaked by rain is now being coated by snow.

Is there such thing a second spring in which everything just starts over???

Friday, April 13, 2007

A few new things

First of all, Happy (day after) Anniversary, Nick!
Yesterday was our four year anniversary.
This picture was taken in the car on our way home from dinner.



Secondly, I don't know who caught this fabulous April Fool's Joke, but it cracks me up. Take a look:
http://mail.google.com/mail/help/paper/index.html
**Make sure you click on the "learn more" link at the bottom of this page.

And finally, I am writing to you from the comfort of my own home, desk and computer. And I can hear cable TV from the other room. We really are catching up with the times. Maybe next week we'll even have telephone.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Sunday, April 01, 2007

We closed!

On Friday, we finally completely closed on the house. We now own a house in NC! We love it and have enjoyed making it our own this weekend. We've had to do shopping to replace what was lost in the furnace mishap, but its all coming together.

Thank you Mom and Dad for the beautiful flowers you sent to help us celebrate, I love having fresh flowers in the house!