Yes, it’s been awhile since I posted, I know. But here I am! Wally is at home giving obese squirrels the hairy eyeball while I contemplate the perfect timing to go get a mondo Starbucks so that I make it through the day. I took an earlier ferry this morning so I could meet with someone on the boat (great meeting too, but that’s for another day) so I’ve been up since stupid-time-o’clock.
As it turns out, commuting is rather exciting. At least on Thursday mornings.
Last Thursday a man had a heart attack shortly after launch. I had the dubious luck to be within viewing distance and watched as WSF crew and medically trained commuters first tried to wake the man, then proceeded to perform CPR for the entire 30min crossing. It’s kind of frightening to see a man with his shirt torn open and his stomach moving in time to the pumping on his chest. Upon arrival a team of EMTs boarded and took over. I disembarked not knowing the end of the story, but hoping for the best. Luckily the next day they announced that the man had stabilized and was doing well. Yay!
Nothing like a crisis right in front of your eyes to remind you of your own mortality.
Yesterday (which was Thursday) I had another weird moment on my way to work. I was driving down the two lane highway that goes to the ferry, almost to my turn, when I saw flashing lights. I thought, “oh crap, an accident; hope I make my boat.” As I got closer I saw a Suburban on the opposite shoulder but it looked undamaged. As I inched along, my eye went further up the road and did a double take when I saw the cause of all this drama: a deer was lying in the middle of the road. Not dead. Not obviously injured. Just chilling Bambi-style like my cat takes a nap on the heating vents. It didn’t blink an eye at all the hubbub: cop standing nearby stopping traffic from the opposite direction, cars in my lane cautiously edging onto the shoulder but still only a few feet away. I’m guessing that it had a mild tangle with the Suburban which left it stunned. Hopefully it recovered and wandered off to take more naps.
I just received the BTCA National Specialty special issue, which has been fun. I love to analyze the dogs and see how my placements compare to what the judge decided. Anyway, it has me mulling over the possibility of attending the 2013 specialty, which is in Rhode Island. I really wish the club would be reasonable and put the conformation on a Sat/Sun instead of a Tues/Thurs. Maybe, maybe, maybe. It would be my birthday present to myself. :)