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Not A Good Week

By Wyatt Earp | November 20, 2010

I have never been so happy to see a weekend in my entire life.

Everyone knows the tragedy my family has experienced with the passing of Cousin Barbara, and while nothing else compares to that, the tragedy was the topper to a very terrible week for me. A few people know what has been going on, and I told them I wasn’t going to post about it – for fear of overshadowing the news about Barbara.

Then yesterday happened. I figured I was under a permanent rain cloud, and I had to write about it before the lightning strike.

Here’s the itemized list:

* I went to the doctor’s office about a lump on the back of my head. It has been causing headaches and occasional dizziness for a while, so I finally got it checked out. An ultrasound revealed nothing except “a solid mass.” I had a CT scan last Friday to nail down the problem, but I won’t know the results until Wednesday.

* We heard about Barb being rushed to the hospital on Tuesday.

* On Wednesday, our garbage disposal sprung a major leak, covering the cupboard and part of the kitchen floor in water. A few hours later, the hard drive to my laptop – a laptop that is only eleven months old – crashed. Dell had to send out a brand new drive.

* On Wednesday night, Barb passed away.

* On Thursday, we had to comfort Kyle, who was taking Barb’s passing very hard. We tried to keep him busy as possible. I also heard some very bad personal news from a blog friend that I won’t share here.

* Yesterday, I went ice skating with Kyle and Erik. Five minutes after stepping onto the ice, Erik skated toward me, couldn’t stop, and hit me hard. I tried to protect him as we fell, and we both landed on my left wrist. Hard. I knew something was wrong, because I have broken my wrists before. This hurt, but I stayed for the entire skating session. Why? Because all parents know our needs come well after the kids’.

I came home and the missus told me to go to the hospital. I did, received some x-rays, and waited. The doc came out and said while he thought he was a tiny hairline fracture, it looked like I just suffered a bad sprain. I was in a lot of pain, but at least it wasn’t broken. I am wrapped in a splint – I will be for days – but no cast.

And to add insult to injury, it was my left hand. I’m left-handed.

Suffice to say, typing is difficult. I’ll try to post this weekend, but no promises. Until then, I’m gonna grab a few four-leaf clovers, horseshoes, and rabbit’s feet.

Topics: All About Wyatt | 18 Comments »

18 Responses to “Not A Good Week”

  1. Sully Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Hang in there man. I’ll find a three legged rabbit and even him out for ya.

  2. Dr. Evil Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 10:01 am

    If it makes you feel better, Jocelyn is making a banging Buffalo Chicken Dip and TWO types of Cheesecake for tonite! One of them sounds gross as hell, but it is the Shiz-Nickel!

  3. dragonlady474 Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    You need a vacation from everything. You, the missus, and the kids need to pack up and head for a Christmas holiday.

  4. RT Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Ditto on what Dragonlady said!

  5. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I understand Wyatt. I called this my summer from hell. Will PM you later…,……..

    Trust in God…….

  6. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Toss some salt over your shoulder and stop wearing those broken mirror parachute pants. Things will get better!

  7. Rick Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I will be praying for you and your family

  8. proof Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Wyatt: My condolences. It makes my less than stellar week look tame by comparison.
    I would only caution you against the rabbit foot. After all, it wasn’t so lucky for the rabbit, now was it?

  9. Robert B. Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Keep your faith, Wyatt. That, and the family will get you through the hard times.

  10. Ingineer66 Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Damn dude. Hang in there.

  11. Terrapod Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I will ask blstzpfk to move on and let the sun shin through. Abner.

  12. Code Monkey Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Just wanted to say hey and tell you my fingers are crossed that things are boring for you for a while…

  13. Rides A Pale Horse Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Sorry to hear about your travails Wyatt. Trust in the Lord, He will see you through.

    In the meantime, a few adult beverages and good cigar does wonders.


  14. C/A Says:
    November 21st, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Well that kills my horror stories from camping… :)
    Be talking to you dude.

  15. Mike47 Says:
    November 21st, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Better days are coming.

  16. bob (either orr) Says:
    November 21st, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Yikes! Prayers.

  17. Bitter American Says:
    November 22nd, 2010 at 5:15 am

    So, Wyatt, how many mirrors DID you break? Keeping you in my prayers.

  18. realwest Says:
    November 22nd, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Howdy Wyatt – just wanted to offer my sympathy and condolences again for Barb and offer up my prayers for that lump on the back of your head – sure you haven’t been whacked in the back of the head too much playing hockey?!?
    Seriously, prayers and best wishes going up for you my friend.