Todd Vandermyde, the NRA-ILA’s contract lobbyist for Illinois, will be at tonight’s Pontiac Guns Save Life meeting.
It’s at the Pontiac VFW (thank you to Jerry and our gracious hosts) and it should be a great time.
Todd did have a nasty spill this past weekend, as he wrote about on Facebook:
So after skinning a doe I shot today, and dinner, I go out to the garage to put the mower deck up in the attic to make some room. I was standing on the ladder, 1/2 way through the attic opening pulling the deck up with the electric winch I installed up there.
The belt from the deck caught the bottom of the ladder in pulled it up and out. I then did a pirouette and unable to catch myself, I started the decent 10′ to the garage floor. Were upon my down ward movement and the ladder’s rotation gave me a rightward pitch.
I bounced my back off the lawn edger, which accounts for the gash in the right side on my back.
Being less than vertical, my attempt at a PLF, incase Rick, Brian, or Matt, were wondering and before they give me any **** about it, was not real probable, but I did manage to keep my feet and knees together as nothing on the lower end of my body was injured. I then landed on my right forearm/elbow. At about the same time my head caught the edge of a 5 gal bucket and tried to take the lower 1/2 of my right ear off, as if I was van Gogh.
The ER doc ordered a series of MRIs and x-rays upon listening to my description. While some people may challenge the good MD’s findings, I am told I have both a brain and a heart based upon the scans.
I was also given some meds for the scan which demonstrated what a menopausal heat-flash is like. You women have all my sympathies.
While going through the MRI, I will admit that a stanza of blood upon the risers was going through my head.
After being poked and prodded and jabbed the DR is amazed, so am I, that nothing is broken. I simply told her Bumbles bounce. But my right arm/elbow feels like it’s broken. My ear is sewn back together, but I may look like a hog at the state fair depending on how good they did. I’m in a sling and most likely gonna feel like I did a dance with a D8 and lost in the morning.
And now as the kids go back to school, my wife has another semi-invalid to take care of for a few days. She was a real trooper tonight. And I owe her more than I can repay.
I have had another biz meeting creep up for tomorrow afternoon, but despite everything, I am still planning on being at the GSL meeting.
The bottom line is that he’s still going to be at the GSL meeting, with a slide show of his African hunting trip and an availability to give us the
latest on where he sees the Illinois General Assembly for 2015.