So Long, September!

Rat's Bitchin ViragoSince 2001, September’s been a sucky month, and I’m not sorry to see it go.

Eight years ago today, Jim and I went on a weekend motorcycle ride in Takilma, Oregon. We needed to get away.

9/11 had just happened. Clients were running scared, business was tanking, and we were stuck with a huge commercial property we couldn’t sell.

Just when life couldn’t get any more depressing, Murphy came knocking.

Or rather, a deer.

Eight years ago today on my last motorcycle ride, I got broadsided by a six point buck. One minute I’m riding my Virago on a glorious fall afternoon. The next, I’m lying on the pavement with EMTs hovering over me, puking all over myself.

I survived the collision. Two surgeries and three years later, my recovery was as good as it was gonna get. Knowing that I had narrowly escaped death changed my life, and Jim’s, in so many ways.

Still, I hate September.

Last year, September 2008 opened the door to more emotional trauma. That’s when we knew that Jerry’s time was at hand. Understanding that he was about to leave us was worse than anything I had gone through with the motorcycle wreck.

But now, in 2009, I really believe that September is going to roll on through without incident.

The Universe has been kind to us. We have our health, our crazy Dawg, and a roof over our heads.

Life is good.

4 thoughts on “So Long, September!”

  1. Shame on me too… Didn’t realize that you had to deal with all that in Sept. Hey but you know what they say.. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! Look at you! Just count your blessings each and everyday. Yes, Life is As Good As We Make it. Take care and Safe Travels As you come on South… see you soon.

    Love ya

  2. Gee Sis, I never put 2 and 2 together that all that crap happened in September! Guess you just better lay low each year at that time? Or maybe look at it as you good luck month (you survived the accident AND now have Wyatt, because Jerry wouldn’t have lived forever!) So what I am saying is IT’S ALL UP TO HOW YOU TAKE IT! I think just rolling with it, like you guys have done, was the best medicine!!! Take care, love you both…


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