Tuesday, October 7, 2008

So the big post I need to do.....

Not Happening!! Every time I want to sit down and post I think I need to go into a long explanation of what has been going on with us. Really, that could be two years of writing, or at least it feels that way. So, I'm not putting it off any more. Here's a little recap.

The guys from the fire department have been so awesome to us. They brought Matt two chairs, one for the bedroom and one for the living room. You'll see how Matt looked here in his chair for weeks. Notice the cooling system on his neck. What a simple but effective gadget to keep the swelling down. Our friends Dan and Alison Henderson lent us an ice machine to keep up with the ice we needed for the cooler. It's funny how a guy who rarely ever sits goes from not sitting to doing not much more than that. He's for sure caught up on all of the racing and truck tech shows for a while! Here are a few pictures of when the guys came over to put in shape. Talk about a humbling experience! At one point Matt leaned over, neck brace and all, trying to help. Bill told him there was no way he'd win in a fight so he might as well stop trying to help. Thanks to Bill, Dave, Dan, Jeremy and Jason for all of your hard work. You guys really went above and beyond.

Speaking about above and beyond, the tremendous support we have had from our friends, especially from the fire department, has been nothing less than amazing. We have to shout out thank yous to all of the guys that have called to chat with or check up on Matt. Thank you to the the families that provided meals, including the Landis, Puhek, Aden, and Morton families, the crews from station 1A and 4A. Thank you Melissa and Jeff Landis for organizing the meals. A special thank you to the Lang family for their generous gift. What a huge help!! More than you can imagine.
To our family, friend's from the neighborhood, school, and our everyday life. Thank you so much for all of the help with the kids, the phone calls, and everything you have done to help make this time a little easier. We love you all and really know we have the best friends ever!
Matt's feeling a lot better. Still at home. We see the doctor in a week or so for his next check up. He still has pain but only needs his pain meds at night. We are curious about how is physical therapy will go and exactly how much and what type he will need to get back to 100%. He is still not allowed to drive.

Since he has been feeling a bit better, I have tried to get things somewhat back to normal for the kids. I camped with the girls at Lake Skinner with their girl scout troops last weekend. Here are a few pictures from that.
It was only a one night stay but all of the girls had a great time. We even had one mom who graciously offered to camp when we weren't sure if I was going to get the chance with Matt's situation. Even though I camped, she came too. Her first camping experience ever. Wow, what a trooper. Thanks Martha!
Ok, well I hope to give you more to read tomorrow. Matt wants on the computer.
Talk to you all soon.
PS- I get to work at the store tomorrow! Yeah, I haven't been there in a month at least. I hope to see some of my favorite customers!


Christi said...

I'm glad you were able to get a post in there. I've missed checking in on you through blogland. That is so awesome that you have so many wonderful people around you. Wish we were there to help too! Looks like you're doing a great job taking care of your family.