Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's Been A Year....

A year ago today I got a call... one of those calls I've dreaded for years and thank God... never received... until this day. The call informed me that my husband had been in an accident at work. That he was being taken by ambulance to the hospital and I needed to get there pretty quick.

You see, he's an electrical lineman. That means dealing with the wires, cables, transformers, etc., that keep your lights turned on. Most people haven't a clue what kind of voltage these guys work with. On this particular day, while starting to work on a transformer that he was told was off, and showed all signs of being off... it blew.
It blew fire.
It blew fire in his face.
13,200 volts!
To give you a comparison, there's 120 volts when you turn on a light switch.

God was watching over him that day and spared his life. And many good things came from it like better safety measures at work, more checks and balances, fireproof outfits, etc.. and a lot more training for all. Now, my husband isn't a rookie at this profession. He's been doing it almost 20 years... but stuff happens.

So tonight we're having a celebratory dinner in his honor... to celebrate that he's still here with us, to laugh, joke and drive us all crazy at times!  LOL 

And this December, I'll still have the love of my life with me to celebrate 25 years of marriage.

We don't take the days for granted like we used to... don't you either!    :o)

Blessings my friends!


Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

As I started to read this the all to familiar feeling of dread descended over me. As I read on it became relief. You see my husband also works with high voltage electricity. He builds, retrofits, installs, fixes ect.. very large automated equipment. He is a systems intergrator. I know that feeling of dread all to well.
Celebrate, sing, dance and jump for joy, for you are very very lucky he is still here with you!
Lucky You,

Outofmymind said...

Most definitely dance and enjoy every moment. Never go without saying I love you several times a day and just stare into each others eyes and keep making memories.

Kelly~MysticalEntities said...

Wow Debbie, I can`t believe it`s been a year already. Enjoy celebrating love and life tonight.

Barefoot Primitives said...

Hi Tisha! Well yep, you know the feeling of livin' with a guy who does this kind of work! Thank the good Lord he's still here with us and in almost 20 yrs, this is the only Big Time incident!

Nice to meet 'cha ... out of my mind.. haha love that name!

Yeah Kelly a whole year already! We've created some great memories in the last year... not that we don't have others - these just seem even more precious!

Dinner was a hoot. We always laugh and kid around at our big 'ol family meals. One person even shot tea out their nose from laughing! ahhhh such is life at the funny farm ;o)