So, yesterday Steve stepped off a ladder at work onto rough stones, and his right ankle rolled.
He was in excruciating pain, so his workmates put his foot in a bucket of cold water... but it didn't help.
So he DROVE home... with an ankle that was hugely swollen and painful.
After a while he decided he probably should go to hospital, so Stew took him in after dinner.
After a few hours, and half a dozen x-rays !, they said YEP... totally broken.
Fractures on BOTH sides of his ankle.
We won't know till later this morning if he will need surgery or not too!
So, now he's in plaster for weeks, and of course, off work too.
He can't drive, which is going to send him mental! But I think considering how much his ankle hurts right now, he won't even try it.
It was after 2 am before Stew got home from the hospital, so a late night for all of us.
Lucky our Open Home isn't until mid afternoon!
Keera is a doll! Slept all night, so thankful.
Open Home today, so it's back to getting everything done in readiness.
Brylee and Griffin can amuse Keera for me while I get all the bedrooms ready, floors washed, bathrooms cleaned etc.
Hopefully Stew can get a bit of a sleep in, I'll leave our room till last.
So... off to get started. Catch ya later.
Fingers crossed for the right person(s) to come through the door and BUY the house!
AND fingers crossed Steve does not need surgery.
UPDATE: Break is only on one side after all, an unusual break too. The surgeon rang this morning and said he won't need surgery, so that's a big relief.
The household is up and moving... better go ....
So much for Brylee and Griffin amusing Miss Muppet! She is following me around like a little puppy dog.... she's so happy too!
I just trimmed her fringe, it was bothering her.
Now she's chewing Stew's ear off... demanding his attention. He's having to tell her all about the hospital visit last night... and as Stew has verbal diarrhea, he's giving her the LONG version! lol
6.15 pm: Well today's open home attracted 5 groups through.
One was 'The Lady In Red' AGAIN, it was her 5th visit! Our Estate Agent said she would buy the house TODAY if she had sold her house/business.... but it's still in the works. Hopefully she can get it all sorted out and sold and can buy this house soon.
Or she might lose it... cos ya just never know who might pop up with an offer eh?
After the Open Home we visited Steve, Bex and the boys, then did the grocery shopping and came home.
Stew and I are knackered... being up till 2 am then doing the Open Home has made us feel like limp dish rags.
It won't be a late night tonight for sure!
ABOVE: Keera and her Granddad. Tallulah does NOT like Miss Muppet at all, so we are having to keep a very close eye on them when they are together.
It might mean Tallulah is kept on the other side of the hallway door for the week I think.
ABOVE: The damaged son. In 10 days he has to go back to hospital for a review, they may still need to do surgery yet... at a minimum they will be putting a full cast on. At the moment he's in a back slab so the swelling can go down, and so the surgeon can access the injury easier.
Well it's been an interesting day. Ankle. Open Home. Keera. Lots going on.
And I clocked up over 10,000 steps on my FitBit! Yaaa. Gotta love Sunday's for doing that.
Most days I do around 5-6,000 steps. At some point I will get it up more.
But for now... I've got enough to be working on.
Keeping the house spic n span, patchwork, pottery, family.... bla bla bla.
End of Day: going to bed shortly, I'm tired as.
Stew went about an hour ago... he's off to Hamilton in the morning.