Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me

"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Everything is ok.

Everything is ok.

Repeat that five times and then keep reading.

Chris called me at lunch today and told me that, at some point early this morning, as he and Jefe were driving down to Arizona for the AZT300, Jefe fell asleep at the wheel and rolled the Element.

I don't know a lot of details, but they are ok. Jefe is in the hospital getting his spleen checked out (and hopefully not removed, but is a possibility at this point), but Chris is totally fine supposedly.

Obviously the E is *probably* (I guess *hopefully* at this point) totaled. Most likely return back to Colorado will be in a Uhaul truck so as to get the bikes and gear back home.

I want nothing more than to be instantly transported there.

Anyone have a teleporter laying around??

I am freaking out being so far away and not being able to help or even give him a hug. But I can't be thankful enough that he is ok (that they are both ok). And that he is currently stationary, sleeping at the hospital (while waiting for Jefe), and I don't need to worry about him tonight. I hope to see him incredibly soon as I don't think I can handle being alone with my thoughts for too long.

I love my Chris with every ounce of my being. I'm sorry he'll miss his much anticipated race. I'm sorry for all of the annoyances that will follow in the next few weeks. But THANK GOD he's ok.

Stiff drink anyone?


Ed said...

Good grief!!! I saw FixieDave's blog post.

What a bummer they won't be on the AZT but thank goodness they both appear to be mostly ok, hopefully Jefe doesn't require surgery.

Let me know if I can help in anyway,


Meredith said...

So they're still in Arizona??? Is there anything we can help with??? We can't be more than a couple hours away from anywhere they are...

Joel White said...

Wow. Thank goodness they are OK, that could have been super tragic.

Keep us updated, and just be glad to get everyone back healthy.

JenyJo said...

m --- please holler if you need anything...

seven two oh
ninethree three
eight seven

i'm so glad to hear that they're both ok ---- and i hope you're doing ok as well.

good energy your way.


Fonk said...

Wow, that sucks. I'm sure glad Chris is OK though, and I hope his friend pulls through OK, too. My grandmother had her spleen removed after her car accident (which killed my granfather - 20 years ago now...). She's been perfectly fine w/o it - just has to go in for a big B12 shot (or something like that) every year or so, and she stays tip-top.

Hope you can get to see him soon, as I can see where it's gotta be driving you crazy not to be there.

Take care,