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Old 12-31-2010, 04:38 PM   #4306
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What a mess! You might think that someone familiar with the area might just stay off a hill like that. The way those vehicles were sliding slowly backwards with all four brakes locked up shows how slippery it must have been.

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Old 12-31-2010, 04:57 PM   #4307
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That's amazing. I couldn't believe the people standing in the street near their cars! Their lucky someone yelled for them to get out of the way.

I think the last 4x4 could have made it too, but he needed to pick up more speed starting at the bottom of the hill and keep going.

He did a great job of videotaping it.

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Old 12-31-2010, 05:02 PM   #4308
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Phone call this morning from my pal on the other side of the island. Seems he has hurt his back - again. Only this time he says much worse.

I just got back from a visit there. Brought a few armloads of firewood inside for him as he could barely walk and certainly couldn't bend down to pick it up.

I tried to remember the treatments I got from the chiro's when I used to go.

Tried to ease the pain by trying to get him to lay down straight and not move. After a couple of hours he said he was feeling much better, but still I urged him not to do anything.

He's supposed to call me in the morning and let me know how he's doing. Looks like we will need to get him over to town to see a chiropractor next week. He's never been to one before, and he's had trouble with his back for more than 10 years now.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:13 PM   #4309
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I hope he feels better soon. There aren't very many movements a person can make that don't involve using at least a few back muscles.

Keith, what are your neighbors going to do without you when you move off the island?
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I hope he feels better soon. There aren't very many movements a person can make that don't involve using at least a few back muscles.

Keith, what are your neighbors going to do without you when you move off the island?
Probably a lot better without me bugging them!!
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I sure know how he feels with his back out like that, that bone cracker can sure get the back straightened out with several visits. I feel sorry for him having to ride across in a boat, that is going to smart.

I agree with Barb, the folks are sure going to miss you when ya'll move back across on the main land, you got a good heart buddy.
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I sure know how he feels with his back out like that, that bone cracker can sure get the back straightened out with several visits. I feel sorry for him having to ride across in a boat, that is going to smart.

I agree with Barb, the folks are sure going to miss you when ya'll move back across on the main land, you got a good heart buddy.
We spent some time trying to figure out how to get him over to town with a minimum amount of pain. He has an appointment to see about a cataract in one eye for next Wednesday.

If his back is feeling better, he'll have a go at taking his own sailboat over. If not, we'll see if he can get into a skiff. Of course, either way the water is going to need to be flat.

While we can never believe any wind predictions that far in advance, it looks as though the general trend is for low wind speeds, which will be the good news.

Trouble is, he's much like me when it comes to doing nothing. He doesn't care for that.
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Poor guy - back pain can immobilize you like nothing else. I pinched a nerve in my back a few years ago and I've never had such pain - only thing that kept me even quasi-mobile was mega doses of ibuprofin.

I hope he's able to get to the mainland OK and that some spinal adjustments help him out.

The human spine is one of the best arguments against intelligent design (knees are another good one).
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Poor guy - back pain can immobilize you like nothing else. I pinched a nerve in my back a few years ago and I've never had such pain - only thing that kept me even quasi-mobile was mega doses of ibuprofin.

I hope he's able to get to the mainland OK and that some spinal adjustments help him out.

The human spine is one of the best arguments against intelligent design (knees are another good one).
Yep, couldn't agree more.

One way or another we'll get him there.

Just watched the forecast a couple of minutes ago, and now Wednesday we are supposed to get rain. Really could live without that.
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I think back in Nova Scotia they are a few minutes past midnight...so a big
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IBUPROFEN!
About 1600 milligrams should handle the crossing.


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And in half an hour, all those of you in the eastern time zone will be making fools of yourselves as well...so

HAPPY NEW YEAR

TO YOU ALL AS WELL.

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