Bonzia trip went sideways reaql quick.

I had mentioned last week I had to make a bonzai run from Texas to Michigan to take care of a few issues. Most of the trip went well till I was just south of Effinghan ill. Hitting a chunk hole cut out of the highway about 4 ft wide and the width of the land and about a ft deep.. front rims get bent along with blowing out both rear tires and screetching to a stop on the shoulder of the road,, along with several other cars and trucks. Apparently the state doesnt think its nessasary to put up a blockade or waqrning signs. So I get to sit for 2 hrs while road service hunts down 2 17 inch truck tires at 7;00 pm.. He finds one and we end up using my spare for the other side. I continue the trip slowly with front end vibration from bnt rims and get to my kids house,, I get parked and was just sitting inside chatting and spoiling thge grandkids, and the ole ticker decides to quit.. so the neighbors get excitment as an ambulance takes me to medical center and plug me into everything they can think of,, Feeling like acyborg... so 3 days of tests and meds and recoup. I get released.

Son in law now has to drive me back till my dr, in Texas gives me a release to drive again.. so my return road trip ,I will be the co-pilot..

My advice,,, dont do what i have done and go bonzai and attempt straight through driving,, apparently 24 hrs does have after effects. But Hey,,  Im in good shape,, and will be back at my projects and tinkering in no time..

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Comment by Ken and Cindy Haney on July 21, 2017 at 8:26pm
Dude, glad to hear your ok. I have heart disease and know what you went through. I know it will be hard to keep doing what the doctor says after a week or two but be a good boy and listen. I enjoy your posts here and look forward to reading them for years to come. Take care.
Comment by Russell E Johnson on July 20, 2017 at 10:22pm
Good to hear that you are home and doing well. This ordeal took a major toll on Deb I would guess. Be good, take care of yourself, and do what the dr tells you to do.
Comment by Rich Thomas on July 20, 2017 at 9:09pm

Good to hear your old sassy butts back in Texas and you are doing okay. Mind what them Doctors tell you, heck that old couch aint half as scary as them hospital beds; shoot,i'm laying on one right now! So take it easy and slow down a bit, all and all I bet it's good to be back home. prayers to you and your family.

Comment by Lakota Wolf on July 20, 2017 at 5:46pm
Good news update,, Finally got back to Texas from Michigan, Daughter ended up with the task of driving this old fart back. My Bonzai driving days have officially been removed from any future attempts.Doc's sidelined me for a few weeks from doing anything but eating and sitting,(will be making sure the chair or couch stays firmly in place for awhile).To put the issue in laymens terms,when it hit the fan, I got triple whammied, but recouped and walked out of there like a Boss.But this ole Wolf licked his wounds and got up,, cuz things still need to get done,, But,, a little rest is in order,. Thanx for the well wishes.
Comment by Rich Thomas on July 18, 2017 at 10:21am
Greetings Lakota, do you ever do anything in a small way? most people hit a pot hole with little to no damage, you have to drive all the way to Illinois and take out all four. If you wanted new wheels and tires wouldn't Tire Rack been easier? All kidding aside my friend I'm extremely thankful you are doing okay. Pay attention to those Doctors. Russ and I like to chat but even that can get strained for something to talk about. We and I'm sure a lot of the folks are sending out prayers. Keep those ten toes up Okay!!
Comment by Gary Rowe on July 17, 2017 at 10:54pm

Good grief Lakota!!! No more bonzai trips for you lol. Hoping for a speedy recovery. I'll keep you on my prayer list.

Comment by Russell E Johnson on July 17, 2017 at 7:11pm
Err, Illinois.
Comment by Russell E Johnson on July 17, 2017 at 7:07pm
Geeze, Lakota, there are easier ways to get to be the latest youtube craze. LOL. I am glad you are OK. Thankfully you are alright. That is the most important thing. I also hope that the trip home will be bearable AND a whole lot less eventful. FYI, in Montana when something like that occurs the state is responsible for any damage and will reimburse you. Maybe Michigan is the same, I hope so. Take care of yourself.



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