Okay, no photos today, just a quick update to let you know that things went fine and Le Canard is on borrowed time...tomorrow he gets roasted up (I know, we try not to eat meat on Fridays, but I am under instructions to eat meat for another few weeks, so we'll just go with that for now).
I am home, no worse for the little trip, and maybe actually feeling much better today. They didn't keep me, so I figure that's a good thing.
You Iowa people will enjoy this: They said, "Who is here with you? I will let them know that things went fine and you are going to rest for a bit and then be ready to go." I said, "Well, I drove myself." "You drove yourself? Didn't you read that paper that said you should have someone with you as you were not to operate heavy machinery, etc.?" "Oh, yes, I read that, but I figured Blue Bernice (my car) isn't exactly heavy machinery, we were only jaunting for about two miles with no major intersections, so we would be just fine, I wouldn't waste anyone's time for such a short trip, making them wait around, etc., and if I had to stay, then no one would be needed at all at point." "Well, operating a car is heavy machinery...are you sure you feel okay to do that?" Me: "When I read that, I thought, as any good Northeast Iowa person would think, that "heavy machinery" meant tractors and combines, and I knew I wasn't going to be doing that today, so I figured it would be just fine."
And, it was...I made it home with no problem, very happy that I didn't have to stay anywhere else. Blue Bernice just wants everyone to know that she doesn't particularly enjoy being called "heavy machinery." Tests back in a few days, but I'm thinking all this looks good, so I thank you most sincerely for all the prayers and good wishes.
Tomorrow Le Carnard!