This has been a no-BLT week for me. I’m not talking about some New Year’s diet that prohibits bacon. No, my week has been one with No Bending, No Lifting and No Twisting --- doctor’s orders.
So along with everything else my dear wife, She Who Shall Not Be Named, takes care of every day of the year, she has the added burden of having a limping, very needful patient that can’t do much but ask for stuff. She has always been the smartest and toughest, but now she gets to do all those things I did before. She might likely say “it wasn’t much”.
I am recovering quite well actually, and as I submit this column, I’m moving about with very little sympathy needed. Has my experience made me more sensitive toward folks who struggle with everyday infirmities? Absolutely! Do I understand, more fully, why we have handicap parking spots? Without a doubt!
I’m confident that winter has finally found us, so we can start complaining about slick sidewalks, roads, and tires; and again start looking for signs of spring. Please watch for little ones who might dash in the street at any time. Buckle up and be a part of the ZERO fatalities effort. Buckling up every time you go anywhere, near or far, will help save lives and get us to ZERO.
Mayor David Ogden