More funky pumpkins.
So, this weekend started out great. The guy came by after work and we went to Pagliai's for pizza. Afterward, we decided to just go home and chill out at my place and drink beer. It was wonderful. The guy decided to go home a little earlier than normal, because he had a lot to do on Saturday.
Our plan was for him to get some stuff done on Saturday during the day, go on one of his crazy 3 hour long bike rides, while I went running, went to the memorial and then to my friend's football watching/birthday party. He sent me a sweet email in the morning and then I went running.
When I got home, I got a call from a number I didn't recognize. I answered it and it was the guy. I asked him how things were going and he said, "not too good." He went on to tell me that he was in the emergency room. He was riding his bike on a county road and was hit by a pick-up truck. The driver must not have seen him, because he didn't break. He slammed into him going 55 mph. Luckily, he didn't have anything terribly major. He does have a broken L2 in his spine and will need surgery either Monday or Tuesday to fuse some of his vertebrae together and he his pretty banged up.
I've spent the last two days in the hospital with him, since he can't move much and he is in a lot of pain. I'm taking Monday off to stay with him as well and we'll hope they can get him into surgery then. The doctors seem to think the surgery will help him with all the pain he's having and I hope that's the case.
I hope you all had a pain free weekend.