Brother-In-Law and 6th grade camp  

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A little update on my brother-in-law...He woke up today. He is in a lot of pain, but it looks like he will recover..They aren't 100% sure of all his injuries and they are still concerned with fluid building up in his lungs. His ribs are really badly broken so he's pretty uncomfortable, not to mention they have tubes down his nose and whatnot...But he's a tough, onery S.O.B. and I for one think he will pull through all this.

Tonight we had a meeting with my son's 6th grade class. They will be going to 6th grade camp in May and I'm going to be a counselor. I'm as excited about this as he is. I had a terrible experience at 6th grade campe because I had stitches in my face and couldn't participate in a lot of the activities. He is pretty excited but he was also a little nervous about bears (I told him the cougars are worse). We will only be up there for a week, but they are making it sound like we are going away to war or something. I know it's for the kids sake that they are telling us all this stuff.

I get a little bit ruffled when they talk to me like I'm an inexperienced hiker going up in the hills. I was in the Marine Corps for 8 years. I think I can handle 4 nights and 5 days in the hills. I look forward to all the survival stuff they will be teaching the kids though. I might even get a chance to relearn some of this stuff I have forgotten over the years. I think I will volunteer to help with the plant identification on those trail hikes, since that was always something I really enjoyed.

So two months and counting...I promise that when I come back there will be a couple of posts and some really cool pictures. So I have that to look forward to. So I'm getting out the military handbook, and maybe even the cammies and of course the look out mountainside bendigo's rage is coming!!!

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First off, glad to hear he's doing better. I hope things just continue to get better!

Second, I can't wait to see the photos and read the blogs about the trip. Good luck.

March 24, 2010 at 1:23 AM

Glad to hear he's improving or at least woke up - keep us update my good man

March 24, 2010 at 6:10 AM

I will continue to pray for your brother in law...I can't imagine what this must be like for everyone in your family...
I am glad he woke up, but it sounds like he will have a painful and difficult recovery it the accident was that bad. I am sorry you all have to go through this.

March 24, 2010 at 7:39 AM

A whole week of camping?! Why didn't I have that at school??We only had 3 days :P

I can't wait to see the pictures and I'll be expecting a close-up of a cougar, please!;)

I'm glad to know that you brother-in-law's getting better!

March 24, 2010 at 3:55 PM

That's awesome dude! I am so glad your brother -in-law is going to be okay.

It will be fun to go camping with your son and show him the ropes.

I am thinking of you and your family!


March 24, 2010 at 4:04 PM

It's so good to hear that your brother is awake! One step at a time!

Is it just me.... Or does anybody else see Bendigo doing the belly crawl with a line of kids behind him.... He puts his hand up behind him to signal for the kids to be quiet. He's seen a deer. Bendigo jumps up and sprints to catch the deer and takes it down with his bare hands. The entire camp dines on venison that very night....

March 24, 2010 at 5:19 PM

lol..@ABAO...hmmm now that's an idea...(better sharpen up the ol' buck knife)

March 24, 2010 at 5:42 PM

I feel like a total ass... I didn't go back and catch up on the blogs I missed while I was gone, so I didn't know about your BIL... I'm glad to hear he's getting better (scanned through the posts and read about the accident... God that's scary!). I'll be thinking of him and praying for his recovery.

March 24, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Well thank you kristy...It's appreciated

March 24, 2010 at 8:10 PM

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