Monday, 11 April 2016
Barbaradoesn'tknitagain (for a while...)
As you can probably tell from this picture, it's going to be a while before Barbara does any knitting (or writing blog posts for that matter). So this is being ghosted by her mysterious amanuensis, AKA John. Last Monday, Barbara decided it would be a good idea to paint the kitchen ceiling. But unfortunately she found the ladder sliding away from beneath her. In the words of the old joke, 'Did she miss a step? No, she hit every one.' The consequence was two broken wrists and a broken kneecap. There followed a visit to our excellent local A & E, an overnight stay in the hospital, and two plastered wrists and a leg in a splint.
I have never had to type the word 'incapacitated' so many times as when notifying our friends. Luckily the injuries were not as painful as they sound, although the A & E staff were very impressed about the five-bones-for-one accident. Barbara says I have to tell you all that I am looking after her very well.
We saw the orthopaedic surgeon today, and Barbara is going to be out of action for about 5-6 weeks. She says that there is a post written before the accident that will appear in the next few days. But otherwise there may not be any posts for a while unless something exciting happens like a new type of splint or colour of plaster (there is a choice of colours these days - Barbara could have had a different colour for each arm).
Meanwhile we expect to have a very quiet few weeks at home...