Phannie

Phannie
Photo taken at Winchester Bay, Oregon

Saturday, April 20, 2019

We Fall For Each Other in Fredericksburg

At Lake Conroe Thousand Trails, Willis, Texas...

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


27 comments:

  1. OMG, Mike, so sorry to hear this and pray that you and Sandy sre feeling much better very soon. Congratulations on that new grandson! Wish Dick and I were at TTLC to see y'all this trip but, hopefully, we can see you one day soon in East Texas on your way to or from other places. Have a blessed Easter!

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    1. Thanks, Judy. We are already much better, but we've noticed it takes longer to spring back from these things than when we were youngsters. And yes, we will be coming over to see you for sure!

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  2. Oh my that is not a good way to fall for each other.Glad to hear you are beginning o feel better and recover nicely. Now Hope you can still have a Happy , Blessed Easter.

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    1. Thank you, George. We'll be fine, and happy Easter to you and yours.

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  3. Interesting title, but that's as far as it goes. Glad that you are both okay and not any more seriously injured. Hope that soon all the scrapes, cuts and bruises are healed and you are back to yourselves. All the best for a safe and Happy Easter.

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    1. Thanks, Bill. We will be okay, but we sure know how to draw a crowd.

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  4. Sorry for your mishaps. Hope you both have a painless and speedy recovery.

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    1. Thanks, y'all. We're getting back to normal, but it's a slower process than it used to be.

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  5. Ditto to what everyone else says. Good luck with the lawyer involvement. How many others have fell in that same spot, it needs to be addressed.
    Congratulations on new baby Sutton! Glad you made it on time!

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    1. Thanks, Patsy. The ambulance driver said they frequently picked up fall victims there. They may regret not fixing it.

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  6. Oh my goodness. I cannot imagine that scene playing out. You must have been sore from head to toe. Hopefully no more serious complications.

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    1. We both looked rather pathetic, I'm afraid. No one (including us) could believe it happened like that.

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  7. Older folks never fall gently I have found out the hard way. Congratulations on the "recoverable" falls.

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    1. You're so right, Barney. We were upright and then, a second later, we're staring at the concrete. We've got to be more careful.

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  8. You are a hoot, and though we know it wasn't funny in the least, you had us both LOL as we read about the misadventure.

    So very, very thankful it wasn't worse, and that you guys are recovering well.

    Can't wait to see you.

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    1. OH, and congrats on Sutton's arrival. . .loved the Happy Grandma pics.

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    2. Thanks, Janice. We will be over soon; maybe now we won't scare you when we show up.

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  9. When I read your title I was afraid it was something not good. There is such a thing as too much togetherness. All kidding aside, I sure hope you are both improving even though it seems to take so much longer at our age. Looking forward to baby pics. I love babies.

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    1. Oh, you're so right. We are thankful it wasn't worse. But we have vowed to be more careful; falling is not good at our age.

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  10. Hoping that you are both fast healers and will Bounce back from your injuries. (Pardon the Pun)
    Looking forward to Suttons introduction.
    Be Safe and Enjoy a Happy Easter with all the family.

    It's about time.

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    1. Thank you for your kind remarks. We're doing fine, but we didn't bounce much, as you can imagine. It was a face plant. No bones broken, so all is well.

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  11. Here's praying for a speedy recovery

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    1. Thank you! We cherish prayers, and we're blessed to look forward to a complete recovery (and the good sense to look where we're going).

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  12. Omigosh! Mike, I'm so sorry you and Sandy were hurt in such an awful mishap, but thrilled for you that you were able to arrive in time for your grandson's birth. Congratulations to your family - especially to the two big brothers! Looking ahead to Show and Tell in Kindergarten, I can see Sutton proudly sharing his photo of his grandparents holding him shortly after his birth. If creative storytelling runs in the family, I can just hear what comes next . . . "My Grandma and Grandpa were in a bar fight just before I was born. You should have seen the other guys - that motorcycle gang never had a chance!" Hope you both heal quickly and enjoy your family time!

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    1. You know, that could actually happen! Thank you for the kind sentiment, Mary.

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    1. Thank you! We discovered we have to be more careful and watch where we're going. Falling is not good for old folks.

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