OK, so I am at the ranch today trying to finish my work for finals in college next week. DH went to town to take my SS to Young Marines and then to our business in the next town to do some work. I get a call from DH about 12:00 saying that he just received a call from his sister saying that their mother fell and shattered her ankle up in the hills of the tree farms trying to cut a Christmas tree down. She is in her 60's. And just yesterday my DH was telling his father that he didn't think that it was a good idea that they were going up - for this very reason. I asked if he wanted me to come to town and get my SS and go to the parent meeting so that he could go to the hospital with his mother. He said no that everyone was already there and that she was in x-ray, but if she was going to be taken straight to surgery, we would go up tommorrow, as she is going to be out of it. So ok - no problem. Now I just got a call from my SD (3:30) saying that my DH's brother's girlfriend (who we will just refer to as SIL) was at the hospital with my BIL and when they were wheeling my MIL to surgery to pin her foot, my SIL passed out cold. She was shaking so bad, they could not get an IV in her and they are taking her to CAT Scan. Needless to say - there is NO WAY IN H#** they are getting me to go to that hospital. I will see her when she comes home in a couple days! I hate hospitals as it is. But can you imagine, breaking your ankle and as you are literally being wheeled off for surgery you see a family member pass out on the floor and there is nothing that you can do .... So just some good thoughts for my family would be great. Hopefully I don't get another call here shortly - as you know everything happens in 3's.