Now there is an interesting word. Behinder. It is what we are. You know that saying about 'I'm so far behind I don't know whether I've lost my Peanut or found a Goat'? That's us. We are so far behind that it may take the rest of our natural lives to catch up. Or perhaps we may never catch up.
Anyway, the Goatmother has 3 whole radiation treatments under her belt. Well, maybe they aren't under her belt ... Nothing is glowing yet though, so that's a good sign. It's all good, remember? The Goatmother says by the time she was finished being set up for the first treatment, her hands had begun to feel disembodied and she had no arms. Cool. Just in time for Halloween. The treatment itself just took a minute. Thankfully, subsequent treatments have been easier and faster. And yet another pleasant surprise? It turns out the treatments will be finished October 26th instead of October 29th! Woo Hoo! Small favors and all that!
All that aside, these every single day treatments are why we are so behind. That kind of time commitment tends to cut way down on available daylight. Nonetheless, the Goatmother and Goatfather went, yesterday, to their favorite restaurant in Port Townsend for lunch. One has to eat, doesn't one? I know I certainly do my part in that regard. Aren't I special?
So the Goatmother and Goatfather went to Port Townsend, and they took Cabra and the Mighty Quinn along since it was a lovely, cool day. They arrived and parked the truck on the corner in front of the quaint little flower shop with the beautiful old antique fence pieces in front. They proceeded into the restaurant, sat down, ordered, and soon began eating their lunch. Suddenly they noticed a police care pull up outside, and then a rescue unit showed up. Hmmmm... Pretty soon a big fire truck arrived along with more police. What the hay??? So the Goatfather got up and went outside. When he returned, he reported there was a car almost in the door of the flower shop. Interesting. Many curious onlookers soon began to appear.
After awhile, the Goatmother and Goatfather finished their meal and proceeded back to their vehicle. The Goatmother got in, but the Goatfather went to the back because there were policemen and chairs directly behind. He tapped a policeman on the shoulder and said, "Excuse me, but don't step back. We are going to be leaving." At that the policeman turned and said, "Well, just a minute. Let's see if we can assess the damage to your vehicle." What????!!!!!
As it turns out, a 79 year old woman had either been trying to parallel park, or was trying to leave after having parked, in front of the Goatmother and Goatfather's truck. Evidently she accidentally stepped on the accelerator with the car in reverse thinking it was in drive. The car shot backward grazing the Goatfamily vehicle fender, taking out a 2 hour parking sign concreted into the sidewalk, and ending up at the side of the flower shop on top of the lovely pieces of antique fence and a table and chairs that will no longer be hosting any sitters. The worst of it, however, was that a child ended up underneath the car. Don't panic! Miraculously, the child appeared unharmed but was sent to the hospital to be checked out anyway.
Guardian angels were working overtime on this one, folks. The truck was simply grazed and not even enough worth mentioning. The truck was virtually unharmed, the dogs were safe, and the child was unhurt. Oddly the flower shop was unscathed, too, but I doubt you could have wedged a Peanut between it and the car. The car, itself, ended up neatly between the building and a support post, touching neither. Almost as though it had been parked there on purpose. Miraculous, I tell you.
Personally I feel the halo of radiation emanating from the Goatmother likely set up some sort of force field. Hey, maybe this radiation ain't so bad after all. Come to think of it, I think I may ask her to hang around the barn awhile and see if it has any effect on Alpines. You never know.
"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." - Forrest Gump
I guess you could say the same about radiation. Who knew?