Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by shaygetz, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    I really enjoy this hobby but, I do everything I can to keep it a low priority in my life. As a minister of the Gospel, it's importance to me ranks somewhere between wondering what Britney Spears is doing lately and knowing Barbara Steisand's opinion on a political issue.

    This morning I was reminded of what is important to me as my wife was driving to church this morning. Our beloved battlewagon fulfilled its first duty--protecting my wife and children. No one was seriously hurt and the kids weren't in the car at the time.

    Any concerns over future of Athearn and whether or not Atlas' latest release has an accurate paint scheme grew even dimmer this morning.

    Blessings, grace and peace to you and yours, BC

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  2. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    Bob, I am thankful that your wife did not get hurt, and that you or the children were not involved, the car didn't seem to fair to well though, but it's replaceable. God does work in mysterious ways, for that I am grateful.
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Yep, Bob.. As an Accident survivor, I absolutly agree - There are many more important things than Model RRing. :) Unfortunatly some times people take for granted what the Good Lord has let us have :(

    Always glad to see the vehicle being the only thing "hurt" :) :)

    Best of luck in getting the "Battlewagon" repaired or replaced as needed.
  4. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I thank God that your wife wasn't hurt Bob. My wife and I have been in 2 accidents and Find them all miracles that I and everyone else weren't hurt. All the best for your family
  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Wow, Shaygetz!
    I sure am glad to hear the wife is OK! Whew!
    I know what you mean about those little turns in our everyday lives...(& they can come in a split second)...that give us remind us about what matters, & what doesn't.

    The Good Lord was with you & yours today, my friend!
  6. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Something like that accident DOES remind us of the important things. I'm glad your wife is OK. Hobbies are one of the blessings of our lives but certainly not as significant as family. Amen to that!

    Oh, by the way, last time I saw Britney she made a brief appearance on "Fareneheit 9/11" . Haven't heard much about Barbara. :)

    Seriously, glad all are safe and well.
  7. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Yeah, I agree with all everyone has said and wish you and your family the best Bob. Fred
  8. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Bob,Glad to hear that your love one was not hurt...I fully believe God has Guardian Angles watching over us drawn from my own past experiences of close calls and and past accidents..
    In 1998 I had a light heart attack and while I was hookup to oxygen and monitors I realize how foolish it is to worry over needless things.So,I have a different outlook on life and no longer worry about things the way I use to be it in life or hobby.Life is to short and precious to worry about needless and sometimes foolish things.
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Accidents do happen unfotunately but I am happy that nobody got hurt in this one.
    Even though model railroading is a lower priority it is great to have something to turn to when you need a break.
  10. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Amazing what an accident can do to your perspective on life.I'm so glad there were no injuries in your accident.
  11. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    I am so glad you folks are O K.
    Yes Pastor we are all guilty of letting priorities get a tad mixed up.
    Our Lord still keeps his promises.

    Thank the Lord continualy.
  12. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Glad to hear your wife is O.K. and yes you are right about keeping our priorities in order.
  13. Good to hear no one was hurt!

    And we won't fuss if you leave the railroad alone for a few days, with more important things to worry about :D
  14. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Appreciate you folks...Thanks, Ralph, I really, reeeeally needed those Britney/Babs updates :D :p
  15. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Durned sorry about the car and all the shock and strees that musta come along with it. TG no physical injuries. Don't feel bad about spending your resources modeling; remeber the Sabbath. You have to work Sundays, so you have to get your day of rest where ever you can. You are into the hobby for a reason... Your right, of course, familly first ;) Glad yer OK!!!
  16. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :wave: Glad everyone is OK. The car, oh well. God bless. :thumb: Jim
  17. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Bob. Like all the previous posts' I am glad that the Lord was looking out for everybody and nobody was injured. We live about 20 miles from the nearest town of any size and it is all two lane. When we first moved to Esparto, Ca. in 1998 the indians were in the process of building a casino in Cash Creek. Then they expanded. In 1998 between Woodland and Esparto we were lucky if we met 12 - 15 cars. Now we meet over 100 cars and a lot of crazy drivers. One spot, where the hiway crosses over Interstate 505, it is a death trap as people coming off the freeway forget to stop at the stop sign and more than once I have had to make an emergancy stop, even though I have the right of way.
    For some reason the Lord has given me a sixth sence when a car is not going to stop and I am prepared for it. That has saved us many times. :thumb: :thumb:
  18. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thank you again, guys. Miss M is doing well but has been warned by her doctor that the real pain starts tomorrow. The blessing God has given me is that I work and live on site so I'm able to check up on her thru the day. I know what you mean, Dick. Santa Rosa County is one of the fastest growing in the country, leaving Hwy. 98 aptly nicknamed "The Miracle Strip". Just last week I pasted three similar wrecks in the space of ten miles on the way to the clubhouse.
  19. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    I'm happy to hear your wife is O.K. God bless
  20. philip

    philip Guest

    Doosie of a smash there Shaygetz......glad the Ms. is OK. The car appears to have seen its better days.


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