Hello everyone! I appologize for not having posted pics for some time now but my boss tried to get me to open up that treacherous job site I told you about and we almost had a fatality on our hands. The machine was saved as well although it needed some service and is still in the shop receiving much needed repairs. I left the situation with a few broken ribs and a wet pair of britches. These pictures are emotional for me to look at so please always think of safety first while you work okay guys and gals. Please read the first commentary and then view the numbered picture that matches it...then come back and read the next commentary and then view the pic that matches it. Continue until done. The picture that was actually labelled as #1 was too graphic to show here. This is why pic 1 is actually #2 and pic 2 is actually labelled #3 etc. Picture one - this is a pic of me trapped under the boom of the machine. The water was ice cold which took some of my pain away and as you can see the lake had a rather sandy bottom which allowed an "Incredible" rescuer to dig me out much easier. --- Now view pic labelled #2 Picture two - Unfortunately I brought my dog to work that day so he had to witness what happened. In this pic he waited on the sandy beach until my rescue team arrived...I could hear him wimpering.... even under water! --- Now view pic labelled #3 Picture three - It seemed like forever to me although it was only a matter of 1 minute 23 seconds when this police officer showed up with his motorcycle (I know it's december but we live near Laconia where thousands show up for Bike Week every year and some of these guys just won't stop riding, it's a year round addiction for them). Along followed Dash from the Incredibles and Dora the Explorer (Dora was there for any Spanish translation that may have been needed I guess). --- Now view pic labelled #4 Picture four - This is a pic of Dash who obviously is a true hero. Here he is diving deep down to my rescue. You might be able to also notice a big fish that almost ate me while I was down under (no not in Aus. Squizzy) thankfully Dash got there first --- Now view pic labelled #5 Picture five - In this last pic you can see all of us along the shore. I was safe and so was our machine. Dash actually carried the excavator up on his back. This picture really brings a tear to my eye...I will love my new friends forever. Happy New Year All!!!