Quote for the Day: Chris’s Family Edition
From The Cincinnati Enquirer:
Life is too short to sweat the small stuff. So says Paul Paff, the 80-year-old Delhi Township man trapped about six hours Tuesday in a 15-foot-deep septic tank behind his home on Pontius Road. “It’s a miracle, I tell ya that. Nothing ever bothered me, even falling into a cistern,” he joked this morning from his room at University Hospital, where he’s recovering from the ordeal. “I’ll worry about it now. But I never worried about it before.”
That’s my grandfather making the internets. Fortunately he’s alright but he got bruised up pretty good (see the photo of him from the link).
He managed while mowing his grass to notice a hole around his septic tank, went to inspect, and it caved in and he fell about 8 feet down into the ground. Not into the “septic” thankfully. Luckily he’s ok, you can read the whole story from the link; the neighbor’s dog found him. He was in the hole for a number of hours in a couple feet of water and came close to getting hypothermia. But I can tell from the quotation that he’s back to his lovable salt of the earth tough as nails self.
I blame myself–I used to cut his grass before I moved out to Vancouver. Should have been me in that hole.
Update: Video here. My mom and dad and cousin make a cameo appearance.