Sunday, July 25, 2010

Family Visit - Block #7 Finished

Son Mitch spent a few days with us last weekend. We enjoyed having him here after not seeing him for about a year. He seems to have to be busy most of the time and found a lot of things to do around the house. Father and Son pictured below.

Son Nate hasn't check in for a week or so - he's probably still recuperating from the Bikers Boogie - he spent about ten days there, setting up and taking down stands and so forth and am sure he enjoyed the middle part of the week - play days. It was beastly hot all the while.
Mark spent a couple of days at the Boogie and then went sailing with a friend for a day. Mark is a hero. (Course I've always known that.) Yesterday he was at the beach and noticed a young man preparing to dive off the raft. There is to be no diving as the water is quite shallow in that area. The young man didn't hear Mark yelling at him and dove in. Mark arrived just as he surfaced - face down. So Mark turned him over; the fella said he couldn't feel his arms or legs and his back hurt. So Mark held him up, hands propping the neck until a helicopter arrived from Indianapolis. (About half an hour.) It was a first visit to the lake for this fella and his friends so they obviously didn't notice the No Diving sign. Mark gave the fellas friend his cell phone number and asked to be kept updated. Later he heard from one of them and learned he had two broken vertebra, close to his neck and it was/is possible he may be paralyzed. I imagine Mark will be making a trip to see him in a week or two.
Tracy called yesterday - to wish her dad a Happy B'day. The big day was the 23rd but he accepts calls anytime! Tracy and Anna were getting ready to go for a run - well, Tracy will run and Anna was setting up a lemonade stand!
Photo below is block #7 of the Rocky Mountain Sampler, Block of the Month quilt I'm working on. I usually don't like to drag out a quilt this long but over half done now so I'll grin and bear it.
All fabrics are from my stash - and I am seeing a bit of reduction in the stash!

Time to sign off and find something for lunch. Have a good week and thanks for stopping by.

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