Friday, May 25, 2007

The best laid plans ...

Psalm 121:7-8
The LORD will keep you from all harm – he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and for evermore.

Coming In and Going Out © 2007 Karen Mathison Schmidt
6 x 6 • acrylic on gessobord
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OK, so here's what happened yesterday:

While Paul and I were down at the house yesterday getting our new phone line installed (and doing some more prep work for moving in) Paul stepped on a rotten board on one set of back steps (not the ones we usually use going in and out) and fell right through, about 4 feet to the ground, landing on his arm and hitting his head on the porch. Paul is a big man (6 foot 2, and 375 plus) so when he falls, he falls hard. As soon as it became apparent that he hadn’t broken anything (except the steps!) and he hadn't hit his head too hard, I literally dropped to my knees right then and there and offered up a heartfelt prayer of thanks to the Lord!

Even though he seemed ok aside from being banged up, we decided to go to the emergency room just to be sure. After a couple of x-rays and 3 hours of waiting, the doctor came in with a smile and said Paul was getting out of this with only minor contusions and hematomas (that's doctor talk for scratches and bruises) and he should just take it easy for a few days and put ice on the sore spots.

After we got home Paul said he felt like he had been trampled by a horse. And he would know because 30-some odd years ago he was trampled by a horse. Poor guy. So needless to say I didn’t get as much done yesterday as I had planned. But everyone is ok and relatively healthy, and I’m very happy about that.

I didn’t get anything listed on eBay yet, and I didn’t work any further on the larger piece in progress, but I did manage to snatch some time late yesterday and this morning to paint this little one of some cheery geraniums on a neighbor’s front steps. As much as I’m looking forward to living out in the country, I sure am going to miss this neighborhood. We’ll have to come back every now and then to walk the dog around and visit with the neighbors – and see what new pictures there might be to paint!

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