Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Time to update

It has been a whirlwind past couple of days.

I didn't really get to celebrate the Canucks' 6-2 victory over Fort St John on Saturday for very long as I was in a car accident on my way back to Chetwynd. I hit a patch of ice and went into the ditch where I then hit an approach, launching my car into the air, and rolled several times.

Somehow I walked away.

I've had people tell me that I'm lucky to be alive. It really kind of puts things into perspective. You start to think about what's really important in life and what doesn't' even matter at all.

I really need to say thank you to Duncan and his wife Shauna (apologies if that is spelt wrong) although I was told not to. They were lifesavers, literally. I was in the ditch at 2:30am and I didn't know who to call but Duncan. (luckily I had cell phone service). Duncan, Shauna and their two kids jumped in their truck and found me a little while later. Shauna drove me to the Dawson Creek hospital and stayed with me until the doctor had seen me and Duncan came back in the morning to pick me up once I was released. They did so much for me. Shauna called the RCMP for me once we arrived at the hospital and took care of that. They were going to welcome me into their home that night if I had not been kept overnight. They also drove me all the way back home to Chetwynd the next day.

I don't really think I could ever express just how thankful that I am. Duncan finally had enough and had to put me back in line. "Darren, you know I'm really $#*%@^ tired of hearing you say thank you." So instead of saying thank you, I appreciate everything that you and your family have done for me.

I also want to say thank you to my friends at the district of Chetwynd who dropped off a very nice card and a fruit basket. That was a very nice gesture. Thank you.

I'm on my feet and was back at work today for the first time this morning. My back still hurts but it's nothing that I can't handle.

I do have a summary from the Canucks' game that I will post sometime later today in the post titled "Canucks 6 Huskies 2."

Things are getting back to normal and that is a good thing.

Have a good one.


1 comment:

Craig Stein said...

Glad you're alright man, saw the pics on facebook, scary stuff. Have a good Christmas.