Tuesday morning Summer and I were over at the new house inspecting the progress when out of nowhere one of the concrete guys caught our eyes. He had his hand up to his chest and had it wrapped with a brown paper towel. Summer being the quick thinker that she is quipped, "So Dennis, was a trip to the emergency room included in the bid?" I of course, being a little more compassionate asked what happened, at which point he took the paper towel off for a second. That's all it took! We were on the way to the hospital. Dennis was as white as a sheet on the way up there and I kept saying.."I'm not going to loose you now am I?" I was VERY happy to get him to the emergency room! I went and told his wife at the school that she teaches at and then came home. Report as of last night was that he had gone into surgery at 6:30 A.M. yesterday morning to see if they could reattach the finger, his pinkie on the left hand, it is a wait and see thing now. He severed 6 ligaments, the nerve, and clipped the knuckle. How did it happen? He was cutting a piece of sheet metal stuff for the suspended slap front porch cap. His blade broke and it flew off and took his finger with it! He is in a fight with his wife because he thinks that he is going to pour cement this morning at our house. I hope she wins. He is suppose to have his hand over his head for 24 hours. Some of you might remember that Dennis is the guy that Isaac worked for when he got home from his mission. We feel terrible and certainly hope he recovers quickly.
Other news from the Ericksons... Jim officially retired. He is working part time as a private contractor. Most of his time is spent at the house. They made me a V.T. this last week, so I am going out to meet my new sisters today and Crystal is coming home on Saturday. We will be glad to have her home. Wish I had a home...anyway, she will be staying with Emmy as Blake leaves for his deployment to Baharang on the 23rd of Sept.
Front Porch ready to pour.