Dedicated to the general sights, news and funny happenings in the wonderful city of Windsor
Just because the expressway is backed up does not mean that you have the right to drive horizontally through traffic because you don't feel like waiting. I saw more than 10 cars do this before I decided to take a video #bepatient #waityourturn
On Wednesday July 5th, I had a fall in my backyard. I broke my ankle and couldn't move. No one was home and I started yelling for help. A neighbours daughter from behind us heard me and said she was coming. She had to come all the way around the block and when she found me she called 911 and my husband for me. To her and her husband, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I was in a lot of pain and very frightened.
Here is the problem, I laid on the ground unable to get up for two hours waiting for the ambulance. When they arrived they apologized and told me why this happened. There were 5 ambulances tied up at Hotel Dieu Campus and the other two were taking care of calls that were based on priority, which I understand. The bad part is there are ambulances not being used because they don't want to hire more paramedics.
This NEEDS to be addressed to our councillors all over the city. If we all do so, maybe this won't happen to someone else. Luckily my family and neighbour Kim came to my aid during this long period of time, keeping me as comfortable as possible.
To the ambulance attendance, a big thank you, I'm so sorry I don't remember your names but I won't forget your kindness and compassion towards me.
Today after reading of Chester Bennington's death by suicide, it reminded me of the time in my life when I hit a really low point in my life. I used to think that people who killed themselves were selfish and cowards for finding an "easy" way out until I was hit with severe depression. I begged and cried on my knees asking God to take my pain away to make these awful bad thoughts go away and I would go to sleep and wake up and the thoughts and feelings were still there. I blamed myself that maybe this was my punishment for something and God was not listening to me. I tried to talk to people and in away I was asking crying out for help, even to my own husband and no one was listening. How I wish someone would have taken 2 minutes and pulled me aside and just said are you ok? Can I help but it seemed like no one believed me, maybe because I was laughing and looked happy, but anyone can put on a happy face. People often tell you that if you need to talk to call that they are there to listen, but it felt like no one really meant it. I often wonder if people only say it to be polite and when you look for them they can't be bothered. I finally decided that I needed to seek professional help and let me tell you those were the worst times, sitting in a therapists room and talking about my thoughts and what I was feeling was one of the hardest things to do. But I needed help, I wanted to live for myself, for my kids and my family. They need me and sometimes that's hard to see. I can't say Im completely cured but I know how to ask for help now. One of my main goals I am still working on learning to love myself and let me tell you it's one of the hardest things to accomplish. But everyday that I wake up and I am still alive I am thankful, I now try to find the positive in the bumps in the road that come my way. To anyone reading this know that you are important, that you are worth it to get better and that many people love you!
Spotted : My husband and I were on our way home from the grocery store from central mall today on foot. And as we were walking down an alley way we spotted a young girl lying on the ground screaming and crying right behind Pat and Hanks and another office. So I told my husband to run up and help the lady there were people around already assisting her and 911 was called. Apparently she was leaving an office and some guy jumped out of the bushes and attempted to Rob her knocked her to the ground and rough her up but she screamed and people came out to help and the guy ran off and my street was swarming with police officers everywhere because he was hiding in someone's backyard. Needless to say they caught the guy. So I like to commend the police for acting so quickly and continuously searching until you found the looser! To the people who helped the young girl ty. And to the young lady who was victimized I hope and pray that you will be ok.
Two police constables were nice enough to stop at a lemonade stand on the west end on July 18. It was operated by a young girl and her younger brother. My sister and I enjoyed our drink with the cops and the boy ran inside. He ran out with plastic handcuffs, and the constables, who had already returned to their cruiser, reemerged to play with the kid another couple minutes and show him their cuffs.
It can be a bad neighbourhood at times, so seeing two constables make two kids so happy was really nice. Thank you for showing us #CopsCare #TheRealPolice
Meet Steven a good hearted Smart kind homeless man. He has been on the streets of Windsor for the last 8 years but not by choice one bit. He was happily married with a young son, where they lived in Erie street for a few years. One day he went out for coffee came home to find no one home and the landlord changing the locks on him. Steven is a resident of Scotland and had no status here in Canada so when he found himself homeless he began the task of figuring out what to do and where to go. He went to the mission down town just to find out he was not welcome because he was a liability to them if something was to happen. Next was to try united way which someone said would be able to help but quickly came to find out that he was also not able to access help there. After many many other closed doors he found a way to get up to the embassy to get his emergency travel documents but yet when he got to the embassy he found out they could not take the check that was given to him from a local church. He than made his way back down to Windsor where again he began to try and get home. He made it to Toronto where he was dropped off and had to find his way again to the embassy and than to the air port, and everyone knows how hard it is to commute in Toronto. After running around all day he made it to the air port to find out he missed the plane by 12 minutes, again the door was closed in his face. Devastated he found his way back down to Windsor to live on the streets. One day we made contact with him at a local drop in centre and that's where it all began. Our family could not see him live on the streets for another day. We took him in, gave him a place to stay for a few weeks, feed him, and gave him some new clothing. Last night we drove to Toronto to go to the embassy and brought him to get his emergency travel documents. Right now we are sitting in the Toronto Pearson airport to make sure this amazing person gets home to his family that he hasn't seen for 13 years. None of this would have been possible without a strong family behind it. Krystal bell her daughters Sara, Lyndsey, and Rebecca. Also a special thanks to Little Glenn's moving delivery and private storage for paying for his flight, food, and a tablet so he can contact his family to make arrangements to get picked up! And also Brent for all the extra help and tying up loose ends.
In back to back events approximately, 45 minutes apart, several vehicles were stopped along Matchette Rd near Ojibway Park, including my own, for reasons not immediately apparent to me. But after making my way around the vehicles that had pulled off the road, on my way into and then later out of LaSalle on Wednesday morning, I witnessed two women who had independently stopped to assist turtles move off the busy street. At the time, drivers of the cars around me all seemed a little anxious to keep traffic flowing, but then they all seemed to settle down once they saw that we were being briefly delayed for noble cause. I wanted to thank these ladies for taking the time to give local wildlife some much needed attention, and let them know that their actions were noticed and appreciated.