Thursday, August 9, 2007
I am sitting in the airport waiting to board a flight to L.A. I have about a five hour layover there, and I am planning on using the time to go to lunch with my cousin, then it is off to Honolulu. This vacation has been planned for some time, and it is hard to believe that it is here. I am looking forward to spending time with my family I have not seen any of them for about three months now…. There is now about an hour of my flight left. I have spent most of my time reading a book by Orson Scott Card called Xenocide (I recommend it, but first you should read Enders Game and Speaker for the Dead. I should start a list of recommended books, I think I will in fact, these three are the first on my list). Now of course I am typing, and though I am talented enough to listen to foo fighters while I do it—My Hero at the moment—I am not talented enough to read the book and type at the same time. Though this information may be irrelevant to you, and though you may not care, this blog is a space for my thoughts however mundane or insightful they are, and I don’t care if my thoughts bore you.—the song has changed to Times like these....pause to take a picture out the window.... It is nice sometimes to see the tops of the clouds, it is amazing what God has made us capable of, I love to fly, I hope to be a pilot some day, I can’t help but wishing I had more control over the experience.—Best of you—sometimes I think that flying would free me, not just flying but any number of experiences that take me away from the things that are so easy to consider mediocre in life, then I think of how much happier I would be if I found as much pleasure in everyday life. Not an easy task to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, and yet the happiest people I know enjoy so many small things. I guess you could say I am in conflict. One small thing I have learned to take pleasure in is food, not just the consumption of it, but it’s preparation as well (I had a marvelous salad last night—two in the morning actually—it was delectable). It was one of those good nights, just before driving to make and consume the salad James and I had watched a movie, and then enjoyed a great talk in perfect weather in a parking lot in St. Louis. It was one of those moments that of its own right should have been nothing special, but will nevertheless remain in my mind, and will be thought of with fondness, it was just so good!—Another round (good song). Needless to say, I am glad to be alive. I am on the plain now to Honolulu, I had a good visit with my cousin. We went to in and out, and drove around for a while, it was fun, I must say, I have just about the best family I could hope for, I am very blessed—Big Me—(once again I am listening to music).
Posted by Joseph Haynie at 8:38 PM
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Good morning. I have an exciting news flash, I CAN WALK! For a good part of a week I have only been able to hobble with the aid of an ace wrap around my leg. It is now about four in the morning and I am about to take James to the air port. I decided to give walking a shot (something I do every day), and stood up without wrapping my leg. I was able to walk! It still hurts of coarse, but not so much as to make me fall down. I am excited. Don't take walking for granted, walking is great. I will post again when I feel like it.
Posted by Joseph Haynie at 2:13 AM
Saturday, July 14, 2007
So the story goes like this. On the third of July it was business as normal. I have been working in St Louis for the summer, and it has been going fairly well. Any way, on this particular morning I was helping my boss distribute equipment to all the technicians (I am installing home security systems for the summer. At the moment I think we have 14 guys installing for this office.) James (pictured below) had recently bought a dirt bike, and had been working on it. He had just got it running and asked if I wanted to try it out. I said ok and climbed on. I had recently learned to ride on a much smaller bike, and though I should have thought it through before I cracked the throttle I did not. I reved the bike a little, let go of the clutch, and shot forward about fifteen feet before promptly running into a car. Needless to say I came off the bike. When I got up I was a bit shaky, but I thought I was alright. I examined my self for injuries, and soon discovered that I had a good gash on my left shin, that went nearly to the bone. I had James leave a note on the car I had hit while another technician went to get his car so he could drive me to the ER. To make a long story short I got four internal stitches, and six external stitches. I decided to take the day off, and then worked the next two days. After that my leg started to swell and it became harder to walk. I have now been taking it easy for about a week, though I hope to be able to work on Monday. other than that I am quite well, and doing my best to be happy. I will post again when I feel like it.
Posted by Joseph Haynie at 9:34 AM