Sunday, February 3, 2008

Always wear your seatbelt

I had a "little" accident this morning. I decided to skip church (that was my first mistake) and go grooming the snowmobile trails with Craig. Most of you know what the groomer is but for those of you that don't I posted a photo of the one we were driving this morning. Of course Craig was driving and I was along for the ride. I took my camera and was enjoying the scenery. All the sudden Craig got the front blade hung up on a snowdrift (see photo below) and the groomer abruptly stopped.

I was thrown around the cab like a rag doll. I hit the windsheild and it shattered in two places. Luckily, I was turned sideways facing Craig when it happened so I hit the glass with the side of my head and my shoulder and not my face. My first thought was OMG I'm going to have major head trauma but amazingly my head was not hurting near as much as my knees were. Somehow, I must have landed on my knees. Especially my right knee. I immediately burst into tears, mostly because I was half scared to death. So much for my peaceful tranquil ride. Craig was fine. His side is pretty much enclosed around him so he was just jarred a little. My side is completely wide open with nothing in front of me but the windshield. And I have to admit.... There are seatbelts in the groomer and I didn't have mine on. Sometimes I do wear it but being that we are on private property and not roads I don't always feel a need to wear it. I will never get in the groomer again without wearing my seatbelt again.

Tonight I am doing fine. I have a big red spot on my head above my temple but nothing serious. My knee I am concerned about. I'm thinking it's my knee cap and not the knee itself. I can stand on it and I can bend it without it hurting. I think that is a good sign. But the knee cap is bruised and swollen and stiff. When I get to work tomorrow I may ask one of the ortho dr's to order me an xray just to check it.

So, I didn't go to the pug meetup this afternoon but I had a real excuse this time. Maybe next month. Now Craig and I are sitting in the living room watching the Super Bowl. I have to laugh.....we never watch one football game the whole year but we watch the Super Bowl. We have to be able to contribute to the Super Bowl conversations at work tomorrow and we don't want to miss the commercials. And I just had to see Jordan Sparks sing the National Anthem. She brought tears to my eyes.


Kathryn and Ari said...

You have a great blog--I particularly like your eye for really wonderful photography.

I'm so sorry to hear about your grooming accident! As an avid skier, I'll think twice the next time I pass a snow cat. Ouch!

Kathryn and Ari

Margaret said...

I'm so sorry that you had an accident! I'm glad to hear that you're OK, though. Get that knee checked out! Hope it turns out to be just bruised.
Like you, I loved my Ford Taurus. It was totaled a year or so ago when a teenager ran a red light coming the other way. I know that feeling of being jarred to your core, and the surprise of it coming out of the blue. It's not fun, and all you want to do is cry even after you realize that you're basically OK.

74WIXYgrad said...

Funny thing about seatbelts. sometimes you don't realize how valuable they are until you get into some kind of accident.

I fell asleep behind the wheel coming home from work several years ago. the rough area off the freeway woke me up and the first thing I saw was the speed limit signs. next thing I knew the car was on it's side for what seemed to be an eternity though it was only a couple of seconds. The car then came down as a sapling stopped it.

I was grateful that the car had passive restraints.

I'm also glad that you were not hurt too badly, and that you could go through the blogging community.

The Brat Pack said...

Thank goodness you're ok! That must have scared the lights out of would have me. Let us know what the doctor says...hopefully it's just beat up a little.


Ferndoggle said...

Oh my word! You are really lucky you are OK. I'm sure it was very scary. I hope the knee is xray is probably a good idea.

I actually watched the whole Super Bowl too...I'm usually asleep by the 2nd half. But it was a pretty good game!

Feel better.


Ruby Bleu said...

OMG...thank goodness you are both ok. go get that knee checked out!

oh, and I'm a superbowl watcher, but not a football watcher..go figure.

Jeannie! said...

oh sorry really catching up now, why does blogger do it like this.....

Hope you are feeling less bruised.....

this comment is too late but my heart is with you. J x