So things have gotten a bit hectic around here. It all started out innocent enough but some how last Wednesday life took a turn but it hasn’t been as bad as it could have been. And for that we are all thankful! As most of you already know last Wednesday I was involved in a not so pretty car wreck. Some of you have asked to see the pictures but honestly I don’t feel that posting those pics will do anyone any good …. So I am not going to post them. What I will do is tell you the story as I remember it and has been filled in by others. Then we will go from there.
So Wednesday evening before I headed to work I ran to town to the farmer’s market to get the debt card from Mom to get some gas for Dad who was in the hay field. Then I did as I always do and grabbed some water and Gatorade and headed to Kevin’s. I was in Dad’s little car because Mom had the truck at the market. I don’t remember all of the drive leading up to the crash. I do remember a town that I drive through that was about 5 miles from the site of the wreck. The next thing I knew I was sitting in the ditch.
I remember the other driver screaming and yelling at me, Mom on the other end of the phone and climbing from the car. At this point all I can do is tell our what was figured out by the Highway Patrol. Apparently I was very over heated and either fell asleep at the wheel or passed out. I crossed the center line and hit the other car.
After the accident I was groggy and when checked my eyes were reacting in a way that only happens when someone is drunk or has a head injury. I was given a breathalyzer test and passed. When the officer asked me if I had, had anything to drink that day I proceeded to tell him how I took my water jug to the hayfield, drank Gatorade a few times and how the only thing other then that was Mt. Dew with my lunch … The officer then informed me that he was asking about alcoholic beverages. I just looked at him and told him “but I don’t drink”. Hence the breathalyzer.
With my slow reactions to questions, my eye reactions and passing the breathalyzer it was thought that I had a serious head injury. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital where they did a full blood panel to make sure I wasn’t on anything else … Like drugs… and they tried to get a urinalysis but it two really big glasses of ice water and two bags of IV fluids for me to be able to pee. By the time I got my Cat Scan I had been blessed with the miracle of a all test coming back clear and I was released from the hospital after being given something for my rather large headache.
The next morning the real pain began. No, I didn’t have a mark on me and I wasn’t even sore. However, Mom spent the whole morning dealing with the billing department of the hospital, the insurance adjuster and contract health. As Mom worked her magic and got it all figured out she did learn one thing. She is over insured on both vehicles to the point of having Gap coverage. Gap coverage is to cover the difference of what you car is worth as apposed to what you owe the bank. Sad thing is that Mom doesn’t owe the bank anything for either the car or the truck and hasn’t for over 13 years … LOL … Yup she is way over insured.
By Monday our car was settled and the medical bills were being dealt with and the other car was being repaired but Mom was really feeling like she was getting behind … On the Wednesday of the wreck, we were in the hayfield. Thursday we had to pick up feed and I had cavalcade. I can’t even remember what all went on Friday but I know we hauled in hay. Saturday we had reading program and loaded out two hay customers. Sunday I was up in the short go again at Cavalcade. Monday Mom was in Tulsa to settle the car. Tuesday Caballo had to go to the vet to have a knot of proud flesh removed. Then this Wednesday Mom found the new car and went to purchase it. Thursday the farrier was here … And so on and on it goes. And Mom did it all while searching for a new work car after dropping me off at work each day and keeping the farm open and on track.
I know I have said it before but the older I get the more I learn just how strong and busy Mom is. And sometimes I type that she does what she does while “running the farm”. However, those words mean that she does sooooo much more. You see running the farm daily during all of this has meant we had 9 calves to doctor, 3 of which were receiving bottle three times a day. Filling water troughs 3 times a day. Caballo is being doctored daily. Not to mention the milking being done along with an hour of chores each morning and night. She is also pumping the old well out onto the pasture to fight the drought. Plus anything else that had to be handled … like the new to us horse stock.
To top all that off Mom is also getting ready to take our two interns on a trip to Branson where they have plans to visit a few work related places and a few fun places as well as hanging out at the pool. For Mom it will be a vacation and I am telling you she has earned it. Dad and I will be staying home to take care of the farm. I am kind of glad she is taking a bit of time off as there are days I get lazy and don’t do much but she seems to keep going and feels guilty if she even takes a nap during the day … LOL