Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Not your average day....

Well, there is something that I have been wondering about since I got out here.  What happens if you hurt yourself to the point you can no longer work?  Over the last year or two, I have managed to bang myself up a few times. Up to this point, I have been able to deal with most of my injuries with my ample supply of Buzz Lightyear band-aids. 

Unfortunately, I got to find out the answer to this question by helping an injured co-worker today.  My co-worker was working out a couple of days ago and felt something pop in his back.  After trying to let it resolve itself with rest, it became really obvious this was not going to get any better.  He was no longer able to walk more than a couple steps, so we had to carry him to the troop medical center on a stretcher.  After some triage, it was determined that he probably ruptured a disc in his lower back.  

The German Army medics were fabulous.  They got an IV started and some drugs on the way to help with the pain.  The next stop was the LZ on a stretcher.

The German's sent in two medivac helicopters to pick him up for the flight to the hospital.  They come in pairs for protection.

Once they got him loaded, he was on his way to the hospital and, more than likely, on his way back to the U.S.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How times change....

It seems not so long ago you spent your days in the Valley hitting every mall.  Now, you spend your days "Cruzin with your bitches" in Spokane!  LOL! I personally like the bitches in Spokane better.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Morning in Wonderland

It is not often I see something pretty here, so I was sure to snap a photo when I saw this.  This is a picture from about dawn this morning when I was headed out for a walk / run.  It was about 82 at about 5:30 AM, so I walked about 2.5 miles and had some cold water.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Could you do it?

I couldn't do it even if it was deep fried!  Man or Woman against a cephalopod anyone?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hard times for all?

While networking to defeat evil, Superman was dismayed to find that the lousy economy had affected his fellow super heroes!  What is the world coming to when your evil nemesis can't even afford to build a city destroying robot for you to fight?