Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Prayers for Eric and a tip for Subway

For those of you who haven't heard, my brother-in-law, Eric, broke his back on Monday. He fell off the second story of a house that he was building for work. It's a pretty bad break and he's in a lot of pain but after his successful surgery yesterday, it looks like he is going to be alright. My sister is exhausted but she's being such a trooper. It can't be easy to watch your husband go through so much.

I went to visit them at the hospital yesterday. It was around lunchtime so I went to the cafeteria with Laci and Eric's parents. I ordered a turkey sandwich and told the guy behind the counter what I wanted on it. I picked out my standard turkey, cheese, lettuce, olives, mayonnaise and mustard. I know, real healthy. But that's what I like! I order this at Subway every time I go. But the beauty of the hospital cafeteria's menu is that they weigh your sandwich to see how much it's going to cost. Since my sandwich was so little, it only cost 90 cents! Can you believe that? It was delicious too! This way of charging for food works well with my simple taste buds.

Back to my post. If you know Eric and Laci, please keep them in your prayers. He's got a long road to recovery and I'm sure they would appreciate any help they can get!


Anonymous said...

You and I order the exact same sandwich. The only difference is that I have pickles put on instead of olives. Other than that, it's the same sandwich. I love the taste of turkey and mustard together. YUM! That is so cheap! I would get a sandwich every day if it only cost $.90. The $3+ I have to pay at Subway is too much, especially since I have simple tastes like you.

I am really sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. That's such a hard thing to go through. You are all very lucky that he made it through alive. My dad fell off our two-story roof but didn't survive the accident. That is how he died. It makes you realize how fragile life really is and to count your blessings every day. I hope all goes well with his recovery.

The Mullins said...

We are all praying for Laci and Eric!!! Be sure to pass that on to them for us.

By the way, when I was pregnant with James I worked at the hospital up here. The only thing that usually sounded good to me was a peanutbutter and jelly sandwich...which I could get for $.14 CRAZY! You gotta love that.

Leezy Lindsey said...

Carlee- Sometimes I get pickles instead of olives! It's nice to find someone who relates to my tastes! :) I didn't know that is how your Dad died. I can only imagine how hard that was for you and your family. All the doctors that are working with Eric are amazed that he is still alive. He is very lucky.

Amy- I'll make sure to tell Laci & Eric. Thanks for your support. Oh, and next time I'm there, I'll try out the PB&J sandwich. $.14! Amazing!

Jacki said...

I am sorry to hear about Eric. That must be really tough on Laci too. When Brooks and I first got married he pulled his back and was bedridden for 10 days. It was really hard for me to do everything without him. My prayers will be with both of them!

Regarding weighing food: My sister and I went to Whole Foods for lunch the other day. She got a salad from the salad bar. Being the thrifty person she is, she stuffed the salad to the top, thinking that they charge her a flat rate. She thought she was going to get as much food as possible. To her surprise they charged her by the pound. Her salad came to $27. She was so upset. I still laugh about that to this day.

cardlady said...

So sorry to hear about your brother in law Eric. Our prayers are with them both. Sadie is too cute, again. Nice blogging Lindsey. See you soon.