Monday, October 30, 2006

How's Indy?

Just an update on 'the finger'. I have been hearing reports that many are concerned that I can now only count to nine with my shoes on. Let me squash those rumors right now. I realize that hearing someone has cut their finger on a table saw invokes certain imagry but let me set the record straight. I got a cut about an inch long and a quarter inch deep along the tip of my left index finger. There was no damage to either the bone or the nail bed or the nail for that matter. Tramatic to be sure but nothing missing except my pride and confidence around power tools.
'The finger' who likes to go by Indy thinks the whole situation is quite amusing. He is actually enjoying the attention and all the sympathy cards. I have put him in his place and have sent him right back to work. He got his week of sick leave and now he is back on duty doing all things fingery. In fact he has taken his position next to the crew to help type this update. Though he still a little shy about getting back to the guitar, and he is still holding a grudge against the table saw.
The two had to work together again yesterday, but they got along fine and without incident. The table saw suprisingly had no comment on the incident. I think his exact words were, "shouldn't have been standing so close." Well now that Mr. Sensitive has chimed we will see what this week brings.
Well Indy sends you his thanks for all your concern but don't worry too much about him his stiches come out tomorrow.


Blogger KT said...

Good to hear that your finger's getting better after that unfortunate incident. Hope all else is going well with you. I'm surprised that I haven't cut any of my fingers during any of my industrial tech. classes..I'm not very good with power tools. Well, I'm going deer hunting this weekend. (I know, I know not your Anyhow, see ya later!

8:31 PM  
Blogger nurse_andi said...

In honor of Veterans Day, I want to thank you (which seems like such a small gesture) for your service to our country. It means a lot to me personally and us as a country.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Judy Schletty said...

Hi Todd, I'd like to thank all the people -- friends, family, and our community of faith who are helping out in your absence.

Note to your readers:
I am a friend of Todd's uncle/brother (Randy) and would not be successful without the support, love, and encouragement you have extended to me and Randy.
Due to a vacation schedule, I must work more hours the next couple of months plus my dad has been sick; therefore, I know your help will increase. God bless you in your work and I know your help will not go unnoticed in Our Lord's book.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Difster said...

Happy Birthday Todd!

It was 21 years ago today (on a Friday night as a matter of fact) that we both invited Jesus in to our hearts.

It's been a bumpy ride at times but I know who's hand I am in.

Many blessings to you Todd!

10:23 PM  
Blogger Nic said...

I hope that you have had/are having are wonderful Thanksgiving over there - as much as can be had away from loved ones! May God keep you safe and may you always remember that He has you in His hands. (Not that it will be hard for you with your Chaplain duties) :) God bless and stay safe!

8:03 AM  
Blogger Judy Schletty said...

Hi Todd, I heard you had the traditional turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. Randy was with his family at cousin Kermit Jr.'s house and I spend the day with my family at my brother's house in Lindstrom, MN. We celebrated Randy's birthday yesterday and plan to celebrate it again this coming week at the Cherokee Sirloin Room with Randy's friends, Don and Mary Knapp.
Glad the weather is cooler in Iraq. We all continue to pray for an end to this war and for your safe return. My pastor talked about giving each other the gift of hope last Sunday.
God bless.
Judy (Randy's girlfriend)

7:25 AM  
Blogger Judy Schletty said...

Hi Todd,
Grandma Lil said that she gets Connor at least one day a week and I bet they really enjoy that. Randy and I had a good time celebrating his birthday and tomorrow (Sat.) we're going to an Altar and Rosary Society luncheon at my church, Holy Rosary. Randy's friend, Pat Markel, is also a member but he told Randy tonight that he has to go to an Avon party tomorrow instead with his girlfriend.
Hope all is well with you. They've got a call in program on WCCO radio now (Blue Star Moms). Talking about their sons, our troops, in Iraq and our about to change role in Iraq -- more supportive. Sounds good to me. We continue to keep you in our prayers and we are thankful for the friends and family who have been supportive in your absence. God bless, Judy, Uncle/bro Randy's girlfriend

1:36 AM  
Blogger Judy Schletty said...

Hi Todd, We had a wonderful luncheon today at Holy Rosary. A woman sat at our table (relative of Patrick Markell's girlfriend) who used to work with your Grandma Lil at Miller Scientific. She's a member of Faith Lutheran Church on Hanson Blvd. in Coon Rapids (Arlene R.), but many of her family members belong to my parish, Holy Rosary. She paid your grandmother many compliments and even remembered Margaret's name. It's a small world after all, as they used to sing in the Malls during the Christmas season. Arlene said she'd like to get together for lunch sometime with them, but as they age, they depend upon others for help with transportation.
Again, Randy and I would like to thank all those who are helping us financially and also for those who are giving us the gift of their time. For this we are truly blessed and consider ourselves very fortunate.
At grace this afternoon Brother Kevin from Holy Rosary especially prayed for Peace.
God bless, Judy and Unc/Bro, Randy

4:22 PM  
Blogger Judy Schletty said...

Hi Todd,
I hope your little guy has a good first birthday. Grandma Lil said that they are going to celebrate it on Friday. One of my best friends just became a grandparent for the first time and her daughter-in-law convinced her to dress up in a Elmo custume for the birthday party. Unfortunately, some of the other small children at the party got scared and ran in the basement. At least the birthday boy (Alan) wasn't frightened. Oh the things you have to look forward to with Connor when you get back again!
Only 13 degrees here now and cold. God bless.
Judy and Randy

4:28 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Love you Miss you, today Connor crawled down the stairs! We've been working on that! And he crawled out of the rocking chair we got from the abbott's, without flipping out or falling headfirst!
Merry Christmas Sweetheart!

10:39 PM  
Blogger Judy Schletty said...

Hi Todd,
Wish you could have been at Connor's 1st birthday tonight. Was a great evening and I enjoyed meeting your friends, too. Imagine Anne is enjoying the company of your friend from Pennsylvania (Amy). She reminded me of somebody from my past.
Anne told us that you were safe and that you were also trying to keep your troops' spirits up with different activities. I'm sure music is a good past time. Recently they had a fundraiser for phone cards for our troops on TV, so I hope you are getting them. Looking forward to a Wings (a Christian organization for the physically disabled) Christmas party tomorrow and Matt and his wife are taking their son to see Santa tomorrow. Good news is that Don Knapp has a Roll Aid wheelchair that he said Margaret could have. Randy likes the one he has and don't think Don ever used his.
Looking forward to another get together when you head home!
Will end with my mother's Christmas prayer to us from her Xmas letter this year -"May the Christ Child's gifts of peace and joy enter your heart during this holy season and remain throughout the New Year." Amen. Judy and Randy

12:37 AM  

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