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    Red face Thank you (accident)- Jim's Wife - Ora

    Hi,
    This is Jim's (Infotraker) wife - Ora
    I want to Thank everyone for jumping in and helping him. It is one of those phone calls you dread getting. I was home due to my allergies. I was relieved immediately when I was told he was conscious and talking.. and enroute to the ER. he was in good hands. Thank you for the quick thinking and God's angels being nearby to pluck him quickly from the water, then getting him warmed up. What an awesome group of rescuers & boating buddies.

    I was grateful we were together New Year's, even if it was spent doing an all nighter in the hospital and surgery. (Not the New Year's eve all nighter one would imagine) and the guys were taking care of the boat, I was amazed it was floating. He had a lot of Angels looking out for him, the surgeon on call was a specialist on shoulders so he patiently pieced the mangled shoulder back together with a plate and screws. He's hoping to avoid a shoulder replacement for a few years, but said he was probably hit from behind, and it crushed the head and socket into 3 or 4 pieces.

    Friends brought the boat home and tucked it into the garage yesterday, it sure looks in better shape than Jims xray did.
    When we bought the hydro, Jim asked if I could get used to it, it was a bit lower in the water than I liked. We made the decision together, it was his dream boat, and still is. I enjoy the fast runs too, just less fast - we've both had boating in our blood for a lifetime. Jim is not careless, and always accesses the elements before he puts the pedal to the metal... you just can't predict the mechanics, as careful as he is. I know if at all possible he'll have the boat back in the water for Father's Day. He always hoped he'd still be skiing at 80. Thats where he'll be if at all possible.
    He may not be an easy patient because he is so active, I may have to call a few of you to hold him down until he recovers.

    What a way to start the new year.... Grateful, everything turned out as well as it did. And grateful for the friends old and new - that jumped into help him. I'm grateful I have him here next to me to nurse back to health.

    I guess the boat name has new meaning... "Blue Streak" & Blue Streaker = Jim hydroplaning thru the air in his blue racing vest... without the boat.

    Blessings to all
    Ora

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    Sorry to hear of accident and praying for a fast recovery

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    Ora, me and my buddies were parked right next to Jim (where he launched the boat)
    Kudos to Jon Douglas for taking Jim to the hospital and helping store the boat temporarily
    Send Jim well wishes from Kevin&Stacie Kraft from Folsom
    And call if you need any help,i will PM you our #
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    Thank you for the e-mail Ora, I have Jim's clothes, I will give you guys a call tomarrow and bring them up to you when Jim's feeling alright. Sam
    Quote Originally Posted by 1bdhondo View Post
    I mean c'mon the only guy that runs his boat is that drunk guy with the flamed hydro.

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    Red face Thanks for names of helpers & ?'s

    Thank you for giving credit to the special people that helped us so much. I know there are more..

    ?We have some woolen socks and long underwear that belongs to someone.... jim said they were in an RV, where they dried him and dressed him.

    Jon Douglas and his wife relieved Jim's concerns about transporting & storing the boat... Jim talked to them while laying on the gurney, after they transported the boat back to their house. it took another boater to understand why he would be so concerned.

    Sam - thank you for your help. We look forward to seeing you soon.

    Kevin & Stacie - I passed along your well wishes to Jim - thank you.

    he was pleased that his accident has made others take notice of the tightness on the "collar" on the prop shaft - so no one else has the same mechanical failure.

    Ora

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    glad to hear jim is ok tell him shawn with the black daytona says hi we always camp close together on fathers day if there is anything you guys need do not hesitate to ask hope to see you both on fathers day. shawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastdaytona View Post
    glad to hear jim is ok tell him shawn with the black daytona says hi we always camp close together on fathers day if there is anything you guys need do not hesitate to ask hope to see you both on fathers day. shawn
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    Glad everything is turning out ok. Hope he gets well soon. Mike

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