Saturday, February 1, 2014


The coal is done, 3688lbs shoveled and wheeled to it’s resting place until I burn it up. My neck and shoulder are screaming but it will pass since other than just filling the furnace twice a day I don’t have to touch a shovel. However, yesterday I fell out of my bus.

It’s ice, cold, snowy so my steps where slippery at the end of my run yesterday morning. I salt and chip away the ice at the end of each run so safe for the kids at the next run but for me it wasn’t soon enough. I was filling the bus with fuel and decided to just wait inside the door cuz it was –17* when I got back and just as I was stepping back down the 1st step I went down. No one saw, thank goodness, and I didn’t report because….well who wants to say you slipped and fell out of the bus? Not me (it’s on camera so if a problem later it’s recorded, just not verbal). Anyways, last night I couldn’t breath without pain so just took some meds, a heating pad and went to bed. Today, I can’t move without pain but my daddy brought me over a pain patch which seems to be helping and I’m sorta almost doing nothing today. I did of course have to do the chores (coal fire and chickens) and I’m making a loaf of banana bread and ribs but none of that is going to kill me off and they say if you hurt to keep moving so you don’t get stiff. But heck, why does it seem I’m so klutzy? Jim just shakes his head and goes on (he’s not the sympathetic kind) but daddy came to the rescue.

Oh well like my grandma always says, “this too shall pass” but ouch!

Hope you’re having a great weekend. I think, just maybe, I’d like to go to the ice fishing and Scorpions celebration this afternoon. Just to look at the old sleds. There usually are a couple hundreds. A long time ago our town produced Scorpions. A long time ago my daddy owned a Rupp shop. Heard of them?

 Scorpion Homecoming 2014 - Annual Ice Fishing Contest

This is just like the one I grew up riding. My daddy fixed them and restored them and so much more and hated them as much as he loved them. Our shop was Bill’s All Season Power. I’ll have to look and see if I can find some old pictures.

Anyways, time to take the bread out. Take care my friends and have a blessed day!


Sunshine's Heart said...

Julie, I'm so sorry you fell and hurt yourself. Please be careful. I know how you feel. I have to walk carefully even when it isn't icy and snowing as my medication affects my balance. Besides which, I'm a klutz anyway. I've never been on a snow mobile but it looks like so much fun. I hope all you aches and pains heal soon.

Caron said...

Ice is so unforgiving. I fell ice skating when I was much younger, and could not sit back for six months. I figure I broke my tail bone and it finally repaired itself. Do be careful as you try to get around on such risky surfaces. Hope you feel better soon. :)

Kyra said...

That's a lot of coal!

Marc said...

Sorry you fell and got injured. Here's wishing you a quick recovery :)

Baby Sister said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch!! I'm sorry Julie!! Not nice. I hope you're healing up quickly. Rest up and take care of yourself.

Michele said...

That does not sound like a good fall. Be careful. Ouch!

Angela Pea said...

Oh OUCH!!! Hope you are feeling better today, Julie!


Debsdailylife said...

OUCH!!! That sounds so painful!! Hope youre recovering!!! Its been a long time since Ive been on a snow mobile!!!
Hope youre feeling better!!

Jill said...

Sorry to hear about your fall. You may want to get checked out to be sure nothing is broken or cracked. Please take care and get some rest! Thinking of you!