record lows 4F and -15F chill factor…
again! 6:00 a.m. calling 911 as Andy
had passed out twice while shaving.
Called our son and daughter… decision
to take him by ambulance to ER
at Hutchinson, KS hospital. This is
a guy who is never sick! Discovered
he has AFib (atrial fi brillation) and
maybe a valve issue!! He is ready to
go home but was told “no”. Must
stay overnight. Tests/lab work/hospital
food/waiting. Emily drove 3
1/2 hours (unannounced to us) to be
there! Everyone else picks up the load
at home… 10 days ‘til bull sale!
TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH
Andy stayed overnight in the hospital.
Emily & I back there by 7 a.m. hoping
to meet cardiologist/hospitalist
and get info. Testing continues. Emily
heads back to western KS with the
assurance Andy is getting dismissed
today and will have out-patient procedure
tomorrow morning. We leave
about 3 p.m. and pick up two grandchildren.
Drew not feeling well, so
assume he has a virus.
Andy changes clothes and heads
back out to start choring… hauling
hay, checking cattle, chopping ice.
Aubree gets off school bus at 4 p.m.
She promptly gets in feed truck with
Prime rib carving
station; Roger Dick
(left) & Tyson Mullen
(Right - our son-inlaw)
folks sale day!
Melody arrives to pick up children
and observations lead to thinking
something’s wrong with Drew’s arm.
Off to Same Day care in Hutchinson
for x-rays, etc. His elbow is dislocated!
Re-set and back home, tired but
happy. No more hospitals/same day
cares for this family!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH
Up early to be at hospital by 6 a.m. for
procedures with cardiologist. All goes
well (hoping Andy stays in rhythm as
he can’t tell when he is in AFib) and we
are headed home before noon. Change
clothes and everyone heads in different
locations to continue feeding/chopping
ice, tending to cattle… and maybe
some sale day prep. We are behind on
all of that! Continue to mail out catalogs
being requested daily.
Checking in with folks helping us
sale day – forecast continues to call
for rain and winds up to 60 mph.
Picked up paperwork at accountant’s
offi ce 25 miles away and 250# of
hamburger at a local locker plant.
John, Andy & I attended local GENEX
meeting that evening.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH
7 days ‘til bull sale! Sunshine! Snow
melting… warmer temperatures. Next
MCCURRY ANGUS ARCHIVES
Bulls are sold off video on large TV screens set up in our machine
shed set with bleachers and chairs/tables for the meal & sale.
Bulls are displayed just across the driveway by sire group/age
(fall age-advantaged bulls and spring yearling bulls). Bulls are
grouped by sire groups in catalog and sold in catalog order.
MCCURRY ANGUS ARCHIVES
50 I WORKING RANCH I JUNE / JULY 2019