Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Double Whammy

Greetings Happy People,

Have you had one of those “double whammy” days?

Just when you are dealing with one situation, another one would arise. That is what happened to me today.

Earlier today, I was at Centennial Hills Hospital. My dad was going in for a minor surgery. This was something diabetes related. It was not his first visit to a hospital. You can say that it is his second home. The kind of home he hates to be in. Then again, who does? Within the past 13 years, he has been in and out of different hospitals. From minor surgeries to heart attacks, he went through a lot. Although any surgery must be taken seriously, today seemed simple. But you can never tell because diabetes can be a real monster.

After this round of surgery, I knew that I was unable to participate at that night’s Toastmaster meeting. I was getting ready to transfer some of the things to my fellow members when I got a call from my mother. She told me that my little sister’s car was broken into. With no haste, I drove to the casino parking lot where this happened. When I met my little sister at the casino, we both went to her car. Shattered glass was near the passenger door and a hole was busted through the window. It looked like somebody used a bat. When I looked inside the car, I noticed everything was swiped. Calls were made, reports were taken, and other things were done in a situation like this. Fortunately, the car was still drivable. And more fortunately, my little sister was not hurt.

At the time we took the car home, my dad was getting out of the hospital. Thankfully, he made it through this round of surgery.

After going through this type of “double whammy,” I am grateful for the people I have in my life. Those people that made it through these moments, and those that sent their thoughts, prayers, and well wishes.

These two tense situations could have been a lot worse. Yes, my little sister was not happy that her things got swiped. But the one thing that did not get swiped was her life. A cell phone, a laptop, and other materials can be replaced – a life is irreplaceable!! Knowing that, I think the Oakley household can sleep well tonight.

That is all I have for now. Take care and thank you for your time and attention.


Jesse I-I-I

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