Saturday, May 5, 2012


As I sit here today in my house
with POURING rain outside, it's quiet and dark
I am reminded of LAST SATURDAY
and start to hyperventilate

yup, we were workin' the land (as they say here in the country)

We are re-doing our front gate, so had 3 major Holes to dig for the BIG posts
Well, due to this handy dandy world we live in
we don't have to "dig" the holes
We use this sucker

Its an Auger, that's attached to the tractor
 does all the work for you
You position it to where you want the hole dug, turn the switch
and it spins round and round digging down into the ground.

Only thing is, You do NOT want to get in the way of it
while it is spinning

Which, THIS DAY, Mr. Gorgeous did
after having worked this sucker 1000's of times
the 1001'th time, it snagged him
He was wearing gloves (which he doesn't usually do when using this machine)

and the glove got caught in this here bolt

not exactly sure which one of these bolts,
they aren't talking

and the next thing I knew Hubby was off his feet spinning
like  jeans in a wash cycle
round and round with that damn auger

I couldn't believe my eyes !!!!
and the worst part, I had NO CLUE what to do

I remember screaming to him "what do I do"
(note to self.....if you are going to be a country girl, better learn how to operate the equipment,  or high heel your toosh  back to the city)

After about 3 good times around, he was thrown onto the ground
BECAUSE his arm snapped
that actually was what "released" the resistance and force that had him hanging on the auger
When his hand and arm went limp from the break....there was no more resistance
and off he went

Mr. Gorgeous say's ...."my arm is broken"
No crap cowboy....I can soooo see that
"that's what I was thinking in my calm hysterical state of mind
(I know, You can't have calm and hysterical at the same time)

and when I get hysterical, scarred, upset
it is very lady like..........NOT
I don't actually "throw up".....just sounds like I'm about to heave all my grits up on the spot

Hubby is very calm however, and tells me in no uncertain terms
he had to instruct my sorry self how to turn off the tractor
then when I returned to him and saw the big gash in his arm
and some bone, I REALLY got  uncalm

"Get to the house and call 911..."
"do you remember our gate# and Range Road??"...he asks
yeah, yeah, yeah....I reply between dry heaves

While talking to dispatch on the phone
(she asks, are you going to throw up?)
NAH, these are just my nervous noises

She asks, "where is your husband  now"
then I look out the window and What is my X-Firefighter maucho cowboy doing
Walking down the freaking road to the house, holding his arm

at the very end of this road is where we were working
and here comes "bloody bones" hoofing himself to the house

Long story short
dispatch kept giving me instructions
as well as a calm, but very Pale Mr. Gorgeous
kept giving me instructions
until the EMT's got here

They dosed him up with morphine and off to the big city
they took him for needed surgery

He had a compound fracture, fixed up with 2 pins and 12 screws
I told him he was pretty fortunate
how many cowboys get screwed 12 times in one day??
(sorry, couldn't resist)

I did an awful lot of walking up and down these hospital corridors

and he was fortunate to have a Window With A View

and I had to put this in here for some of you warm weather living friends of mine

these are plug in's.....for in the winter
when it's so cold you need to plug in your car
so it doesn't freeze ...I don't know, the battery or some other cold sensitive car part

Now we are home, he is doing fine actually
our chores for this summer are put on hold for now
Plan B in place
except I didn't HAVE a Plan B

Other then for me to perhaps take a Defensive Farming Class

Mr. Gorgeous FORBID me to put up any photos of his bruising
all down his one side, colorful as the northern lights I'd say can he forbid me, obviously he does not
understand Bloggers ALWAYS put up all KINDS of photos

So I am sneaking in this one itty bitty picture

It is a lot more purple right now
gosh, I wish you could see his side...I know, I promised

All in all, it was a frightening experience
People have LOST THEIR ARMS on this machine
Totally ripped off
We were LUCKY

So there you have it, That's my

made me think of this scripture in Psalms:139
in part....."Thou knowest my downsitting and mine rising"
I think this day....HE included and thy twirling

just saying