This will be a bit of a short post because, frankly, it hurts to type. We arrived in Fredericksburg to attend the rally and were having a great time with our friends. Kathy, Patsy and Sandy decided to go shopping in downtown Fredericksburg one day, and I used that opportunity to go to WalMart and pick up a few things. While there, I received a call from a woman who told me that Sandy had fallen on the sidewalk downtown and that an ambulance had been called. I double checked with her about the location and ran to the car to go to the scene.
Seeing the ambulance, I parked nearby and rushed toward where a crowd had gathered and, as luck would have it, I, too, tripped and fell at the very same spot where Sandy had fallen, both of us face down on the concrete. She had already been placed in the ambulance, and the EMTs then turned their attention to me. We were both bleeding rather profusely from facial injuries, but we didn't appear to have any broken bones, so we decided that our friends, who had also arrived, could take us to the hospital.
After many x-rays were taken, it was determined that the only thing broken was Sandy's nose and her eyeglasses. We both had multiple lacerations on our faces, hands and knees, and I had a severely bruised knee and a badly sprained shoulder.
As it turned out, there was a rather deteriorated area of the sidewalk, including a hole six inches deep, where we fell. That doesn't exactly excuse our clumsiness, but the area was not cordoned off, even though it was clearly not a new hazard, judging from the grass growing up within it.
We took photos of everything, including our injuries, but I decided not to include them here. Let's just say that we didn't exactly look our best in those photos. And yes, we are considering some legal action; that will be up to our attorneys.
We had several sleepless nights and uncomfortable days afterward and had to delay our departure to Conroe until I felt I was in a condition to operate Phannie safely. This made us a bit nervous, as we knew the arrival of grandson number three was imminent. We made the trip okay, although our procedures for getting ready to travel went much more slowly and painfully than usual. I would like to say one more big thank you to all our friends who came to our aid. You are the best!
Our arrival in Conroe was just in time, as grandson Sutton made his appearance only three days later! I'll have photos in the next post!
Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful life;
please forgive me if I don't appreciate it as I should each day.
We don't stop playing when we get old; we get old when we stop playing.
--George Bernard Shaw