The good news is that the roof painting is finished, the boat is back on her mooring and looking good…. well she will be when we’ve cleaned up the rest of the paintwork!
And the bad news is…. we won’t be going anywhere in a hurry because of this……
Yes folks, I’ve broken my left wrist!!!! I did it yesterday, tripped over a tree root in the woods while walking Ozzy. I’m so cross at myself, for putting a further delay on our summer cruising plans. It just goes to show what a moment’s inattention can do. And the eight and a half hours I spent in Northampton General A & E hasn’t improved my opinion of the hospital one little bit! The department is a shambles, no organisation, with doctors wandering around not knowing where to find anything (the nurses were so overworked none of those I spoke to had had a lunch break by 5 pm!) Ambulance crews and their patients on trolleys queuing in the corridor, and one poor old lady in her nightie having been brought in by ambulance after a fall fairly early in the morning, sat, all alone, for over 5 hours beside me, bleeding, and nobody even got her a cup of tea! Also I had to step in and stop an argument between a patient’s son, and a friend, when she started berating him about not spending time with his mum, only appearing when she got taken to hospital! The argument was taking place only a few feet from me, and was getting louder and louder and totally out of hand, so I just stepped in and said that it wasn’t the time or place. The lady apologised and the son flounced off for a fag! Eh, the things you see in A & E!!! Anyway, my wrist had to be ‘pulled’ to be set, so the doc injected about a pint of local anaesthetic in, well, tried to, but it hurt so much he had to stop. They gave me Entinox! Wow, that’s the first time I’ve ever had it, and it’s good stuff! I was out of it, but could still hear everything, and feel a bit, but it was a weird feeling, like several too many vodkas!! Fracture clinic later this week and probably a full plaster then as I’ve only got a back-slab on at the moment. Hopefully it won’t need pulling again.
So, our cruising plans are on hold again until I’m a bit fitter. Hopefully we might be able to go out for few days when the wrist has settled and I’ve got a lighter cast on. We’ll have to see how things go.