Saturday, May 17, 2008


I KNEW you all were dying to see my nephew's finger. For those that don't know, he almost cut it off with a saw and they did surgery and this is how it's doing thus far. He still has something he wears on it but he took it off for me to get pictures. It is still swollen a bit. His hand is all dry from being under the bandages for so long. If you'd like to see the pictures closer up you can click and enlarge the photos.

Here's THREE Sunday Signs. At first all they had up was 'Sign Resting' and then they added the 'Awaiting Ohio Navy' later. The Ohio Navy is all the folks from Ohio that come to Lake Cumberland during the summer. I doubt there'll be as many this year with the lake still low and the price of gas being so high. That gas stuff gets really high, especially when you drive an SUV pulling a boat and then paying for the gas to run the boat once it's on the water. Ouch!

Hope everyone has a fun-filled, delightful, and blessed Sunday!


Blogger Diane J. said...

All things considered, your nephew's hand looks great! It could have turned out much worse...

I love that last sign. :o)

Have a great Sunday, Rachel.

Love and hugs,


9:50 PM  
Anonymous Linda in Erie said...

The doctors did a great job. I hope he gets full use back on it.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hello! Your nephew's finger is looking good. I wish him luck.

I love the Sunday signs. I think I could have a problem with the last one. I try, but sometimes it is very hard.

Have a good weekend. Lisa

4:34 AM  
Blogger Granny Annie said...

Perfect timing for showing your nephew's finger. Three of our grandsons are here an they love tales of mishaps especially when photos accompany the story.

Oh my, bless your nephew's little heart!

Good signs Rachel.

5:01 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Ya know Rachel, I could go all day without seeing that finger.
It looks like he was close to being able to give someone the finger. His, to be exact. Ouch.

5:57 AM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Your nephew's finger is looking pretty good considering he almost cut it off.

Love those Sunday signs.

It looks like another cloudy day today around these parts.

With the rising gas prices some people have put away their boats. When gas was much lower it used to cost almost $100 a day in gas to water-ski all day long. Can you imagine what it would cost now?

6:49 AM  
Blogger TN said...

OUCH!!!! I bet that smarted!!!
Reminds me of when my daughter cut her thumb off....she was thirteen. She had a bicycle wreck and got it caught in the spokes. Only the skin was holding it on. I took her to Charlottesville VA hospital every Monday for six months. They sewed it back on and did skin grafts a dozen times. also had pins several times. Today she still has it, but it is real ugly. She always explains to her third grade class on the first day of school. It saves a lot of questions from the children later on. Glad your nephew's finger is still intact!

7:44 AM  
Blogger Janell said...

Youch - that looks painful! My daughter severed a couple of toes in a lawnmower accident last year. The stumps looked a lot like that finger - swollen and such. I hope he continues his recovery quickly!

The sign is very clever. I had never heard of the Onio Navy before.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

How wonderful that the surgeon's were able to do such a fantastic job on your nephew's finger..
Always enjoy each Sunday sign posting, but the last one is my favorite this week!

10:34 AM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Wow, your nephew really did a "chop job" on that finger. I hope he has feeling in it. Tell him to put some vit. E on it topically and take some vit. E internally and it will help it heal better.

We all need to be reminded to love our neighbor more often.....Nice sign.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

If your nephew asks you to pull his finger, don't do it.

When any man says, "Pull my finger," there's something unpleasant about to happen.

I'm glad his finger is healing well. Poor feller has been through a lot with that injury, but luckily his finger was saved.


Happy Sunday, Rachel!

11:28 AM  
Blogger Jerry said...

Wow. I'd say your nephew was pretty lucky.

I have an unnatural fear of having my fingers cut off. So that picture really gave me the willies.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Rachel -- Your church signs are clever!

Just looking at that finger picture made my right arm hurt. It still is!

But your pictures might serve a warning to people, "be careful around power equipment!"
Just like "always wear your helmet when you ride your motorcycle!"
BTW, we have a Texas Navy also.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It looks like your nephew's hand will be OK. I hope he regains sensation in it.

When I almost cut my big toe off with a chain saw. It was sewn back together such that it is now hard to see ther scar but it is always numb. I guess nerves did not rejoin. I find it annoying.

7:13 PM  
Blogger possum said...

Eewwww. I scrolled as fast as I could past that finger. It hurt to see it! Poor thing! At least he didn't lose it. I would make a lousy nurse, wouldn't I?
But I LOVED the bird's nest! How cute! Very smart mama bird!

4:13 AM  
Blogger Fred said...

Wow. I hope it continues to heal.

Loved the Sunday signs.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Your nephew sure was lucky he didn't lose his finger! Glad its healing so well. Hope you have a fantastic week!

10:40 AM  
Blogger Ralph said...

Okay Rachel, I didn't need t click on the pictures to enlarge them, that size right there about me throw up.
Good Sunday signs.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Great signs as usual Rachel, the finger.. not so much.

1:21 AM  
Blogger Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Oh! My! Give to your nephew a big hug! I hope he feels better soon.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Nothing new here.


5:05 PM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

Your nephews finger looks very painful. I pray it heals perfectly and he has full use of it.
I enlarged the picture but I shouldn't have. It sure looks mean!

I love the last sign.

9:04 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It is simply amazing and almost miraculous that the doctors were able to do what they did! Considering the magnitude of this accident, your nephew is very very lucky. God HAD to be looking out for him, that is for sure!

Rachel dear, thanks so very much for your kind caring words. You are so very dear to say the things you did...and feel as you do. I dearly DEARLY appreciate it, more than I can say.

11:14 PM  

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