Family visits

By Leslie Parks - Wednesday, July 24, 2013

This was the year for family to visit us I guess.  Between the end of June and the middle of July we have had family come.  John's Mom came to stay for 5 days. I realized that as she was walking out the door to leave that I had no photos of her visit.  Yikes. While she was here, some of our friends from Montana came.  They had a RV and so spent the night.  Then a few weeks later, John's brother came and spent the Fourth of July with us.  We spent the day on the lake tubing and a little bit wakeboarding.  Just after John's brother left, my Mother and her husband came for a visit.  Unfortunately I have no photos of their visit.  It was a quick trip for them.  Within a couple of days we left for Rainier and stopped at John's Dad's house for lunch on our way.  We were able to visit with them on the return trip as well.  A couple of months ago, we had received a call that John's Dad was in the hospital.  He's around 80 years old and very active around his property.  He was working out in the yard and decided to lower the bucket on his backhoe.  However he was not in the cage but rather outside and reached over to the handle.  The bucket came down so quickly and pinned his arm.  He was pinned for a good 20 minutes or so.  Pat had to force him to go to the hospital where he stayed for about 5 days.  He damaged all the nerves in his right arm and can't use.  The good news is that with physical therapy he will most likely have full use of his arm again. 
Within a month we had more visits than we had in the past two years with family and friends.  When it rains it pours I guess. 

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