All close together within days. Snow hammered us. That same evening my father was playing Pitch with his friends and never saw the snow until the after they finished, about 10 pm. So he likes to park his truck in the garage backed in. So he can't see with the snow pour down and catches his truck door on the garage and bends the door backwards. Ticked off, he finally get the truck in and getting out the sprung door gives him a shove and down he goes, half under the truck and bangs his knee bad, real bad. Next, morning it's ambulance time. So swollen his knee cap is off center about a mile (well, close to it). Couple of days later it surgery time. The whole outside of his knee has to have the skin removed, it had died. So he's got a hand size or raw meat showing. More fluid build up and more surgery. Just got him home about noon today. He has to heal up some and then goes back for skin grafts.
Now, some where is this mess, my old Dell computer dies. So I am looking.
Okay, dad is in the hospital when my brother is diagnosed with cancer. Dad is 87 and we don't tell him until absolutely confirmed. Cancer treatment and we have to tell dad. Eric gets through the first Kemo and the second he has a reaction. His body is retaining fluid. Doctor sticks a tube thingy in his chest to pump fluid out of him. The pump draws out a liter of fluid. Next day he's blowed up like a blimp! Rush him to surgery and doctor pumps out over 2 liters more fluid. They get whatever organ going to remove fluid naturally and he's released from the hospital. 10:30 pm that same day we rush him back the hospital as he is in pain big time. So shoved aside and then relieved with the fluid drained off his intestines were cramping. They got him going and took him back home at midnight.
Still mixed in the mess, we have 9 inches of snow dropped on us while all this is going on. So right at 14 inches of snow over 3 days. My poor ole ATV is worked to death and me along with it. Hot, a gasket blows behind the shifting case. Only thing I can do is stop every 15 minutes and pour in a half quart of oil. Snow out of the way to the county road, the road patrol has been through and doesn't for another day. So I can't get out. We've got so much snow on the ground I have to bulldoze snow back so I have room to push snow. So I making a clean up pass in second gear and really throwing snow and Wham! The blade catches froze down riffraff we had for the washed out tile. Like to bent my back backwards. I've hurt so bad I haven't pulled a bow string for 2 weeks. And I still hurt. Dang wandering disc doesn't want to stay in place.
Now right in the mix of things my mom falls when getting out of her car. In her 80s, she falls between the car and the snow bank from her drive being plowed. Yeah, no room on the driver's side and 10 feet on clearance on the passenger side. The neighbors can't see her below the snow. She cant' find her cell phone. So she has to pull herself by grabbing handfuls of snow until she gets back the bumper of her land barge Ford. So long did it take her she got frost bite fingers. Doctor says she'll recover just fine, but has to stay inside for a month. Our mom is one those moms who can't stay home. So my brother tries to get her car keys from her. Ain't happening. My sis gets what groceries mom wants and I deliver them. She won't give me her car keys. So her car won't start. Will when I put the coil wire back on
Lastly in this mix, we've had enough snow and ice that my wife won't go to town. My wife is a angel, but can turn to Bit__ in .016 seconds..... Yeah, cabin fever....
Again, no sympathy needed, no prayers. We will survive,,,, I think.