Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This really sucks

Yesterday morning about 1100, the Missus took a freaky fall at the building that is our line shack here at Red Flag. The wrist is broken in three places..................
Air Force Ambulance ride. About five hours or so in the E/R and Radiology............Pain killers.........that were not that good. A splint that basically sucked.......
Today was the initial with the Ortho Doc.....Great guy, Major USAF. The corpsman was a really shit hot SSGT.........Yes Buck, I said that! The ambulance crew the day before was outstanding as well.
We go back tomorrow for the pre op stuff.............labs, xrays and such. Surgery is going to happen on Thursday, time to be determined.......
Been an interesting trip to say the least......................................

3 comments:

Parrothead Jeff said...

With jet engines, ordinance, hydrazine, and all the rest of the stuff that's dangerous on the flight line, you don't expect something like this to happen. And it's always the unexpected that gets you.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!!

Buck said...

Wow... THAT really sucks. But I'm glad to hear The Missus is in capable hands. I ALWAYS had good experiences and results with the USAF medical corps and I really, rilly miss those guys and gals. Medicare ain't EVEN the same.

ORPO1 said...

This place was good.....
One of the guys was posted here during his career and said so and I have to go along with him.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)