Thursday, 13 May 2010

MISDEAL ... NEW HANDS ALL ROUND








Mixed bag of a blog today. First, my hand. Tuesday morning as arranged we went to the Hospital de Carrion to get my right hand fixed. One of the fingers had got all bent and needed surgery to straighten out. All set for the op at 3 p.m, but then an emergency by helicopter intervened. The medics started hacking away at 6.p.m. Over by 7.30. Longer than expected, said the Doc. Too late to go home now, so in a two-bed room with a clearly demented old loony who made loud noises all night through every conceivable orifice. Still, the surgery was excellent and there will be no charge directly levied on us for all this. The horrors (if one is American) of Socialised Medicine. I can dig it, as Reb says.




Not the most fun day ever, but infinitely better than it would have been if Tim had still been missing (see Reb's doggone Blog today with great pic)


And this morning Old Ma Nature dealt another weird hand.


Snow. Half way through May. When I looked out of the bedroom window, I thought, How odd, it looks like snow. Must be a trick of the light. Not so. Was snow.


Only a light dusting and gone by 11 a.m., but enough to elicit a scream of horror from Reb when she woke later, fearing for her tender little veggies in their immaculately white, icy, bed. Are they goners? Only time will tell. But the next plague, following on from volcanic ash, dog-losing and snow, is due to be a rain of frogs, then a fresh outbreak of Herod's Evil and Scrofula, followed by a Tory/LibDem Coalition.





We are doomed, I tell you doomed. Send in the frogs.
































3 comments:

Ana said...

I just loved the seven plague business. Weather here is not as creative as yours, only buckets of water. So I think that this week end instead of getting just plain booring polo, we will be having horse aquagym which might be more interesting and we wont be roped to tread in the divots at half time.

Laura said...

I hope your hand heals quickly and comfortably. Did they give you any good pain meds?

So happy for you all that Tim found his way home and that he wasn't missing overnight (especially with snow!) I love the photos.

Be well and warm.

AnnieSantiago said...

Hope your hand heals nicely and quickly! I laughed when you wrote about the plagues! Please take photos of the frogs... :::grin:::