Such an eventful couple of weeks! Two weeks ago (almost) my son who lives in Flagstaff, Arizona was in a nasty car accident. He was lucky and suffered fewer injuries than the others in the van, but nonetheless, Mom had to rush out there to make sure everything was going to be ok. I am really only now back in the swing of regular life.
His work crew of 6, on the way home from a job at 4:30 in the afternoon, fell asleep. All of them. Even the driver. So when the road turned, they didn’t, and consequently they all became intimately acquainted with the business end of a Ponderosa pine. Ben suffered a hairline fracture in one of his lower vertebra and his left orbital bone, and broke both the radius and ulna of his left arm. His new metal hardware in his arm means he will never again pass unnoticed through security at the airport. However, a couple of the others were in intensive care for at least a week, so Ben and I both are a little amazed by his good fortune.
But somehow I managed to catch a rather nasty virus while I was in AZ. My other son Will is convinced I caught Hanta virus from an Indian reservation in New Mexico. Never mind that I was never in New Mexico, and the only Indian reservation I was in, I never even got out of the car. At any rate, I spent the last 3 days of my visit trying to cough up a lung. Then the real fun began…..
My flight home was from Phoenix to Milwaukee, then to Indianapolis last Sunday. We spent Saturday night in Phoenix instead of Flagstaff, since Flagstaff was expecting a foot of snow. But although I left Phoenix as scheduled on Sunday, when I arrived in Milwaukee I found that my flight to Indy had been cancelled due to to whopping 1.9” of snow they had received. Seriously, AirTran? And the next flight they could get me on was Monday night at 7? Ugh. I spent the night sleeping on the floor of the Milwaukee airport, coughing often and hard enough to clear a 20’ radius. There was at least no fear of being molested.
Then two days off work to recover some semblance of humanity, and I find myself SO far behind that I don’t know if I’m gaining on that horse in front of me or if I’ve just been lapped.
But….as of tonight I think I have everything in hand for the Art in Bloom opening reception March 11. And that is as close as I have come to making any art in nearly a month. It will have to do.