I have been a little pre-occupied over the past three days. A younger brother of mine was involved in a head on collision not too far from here on Wednesday afternoon. He is currently in an induced coma in the local hospital with critical injuries.
We hope that they can start to rouse him Sunday to determine if there has been any substantial head damage. Those of you in Canada will appreciate the fact that, here in Kiwiland, the taxpayer picks up the tab for all of this hospitalization. Here, we have such a thing as the Accident Compensation Commission. They pay for the ambulance, hospitalization, and, even loss of income while injured. But, the existence of the ACC means that there is no litigation possible. It is based on "no fault" so the courts don't get involved.
We just hope and pray that my brother will make a full recovery.