Saturday, October 27, 2007

Change of Plans

I had planned to post an update on the house and other random thoughts that are running through my mind. However, a call I received late this afternoon has me changing things up.

I thought I was receiving a call from my good friend Joe, because that's what the caller ID on my phone said. However, it wasn't Joe. It was his wife Laura.

She was calling to let me know that Joe was in a bad car accident Friday night. He's okay, relatively speaking. He broke a vertebrae, but apparently it's the one to break if you break your neck. He also has a bruise on his spine, which has the doctors concerned.

I don't remember too many of the details of her call. He can't really talk and he will be wearing a neck brace for awhile. I'm not sure how soon he'll be released from the hospital.

She also mentioned that he had been drinking. I don't know any of the details about the accident at all, but that surprised me. Joe's a pretty responsible guy and I don't ever recall him drinking and driving in all the years I've known him. That doesn't mean he hasn't, he just hasn't done it while I've been around.

I hope that if he was drunk, that it is the last time he makes that decision. I love the man like a brother and will be by his side no matter what. I will do whatever I can to make sure that he takes whatever steps necessary to make sure something like this never happens again.

In the meantime, I'll be thinking of Joe and saying some prayers. Hang in there pal...


P.J. said...

Sorry to hear.

Mike said...

wow, dude. just catching up on reading. this is sad news. any word on progress?

P.J. said...


Maybe just an update to your blog, too? :)