Friday, September 15, 2006

Hit the Road Jack ...

That was Dad's reply when I asked him about the latest silly thing he'd done. Hit the road, off his motor scooter, face first ... and has 32 stitches reconstructing his lip - I haven't seen him but it must be a mess! Not that what it looks like will bother him, he's more bothered that he's being nagged and fussed over by his wife and six daughters! For those who know our area - he was coming down the Akataras, not sure what happened, but their policeman friend who lives up that way came across him as he was trying to get the bike to go again. He called the ambulance, and Dad made them stop on the way through to pick up Mum so she wouldn't be freaked out at getting a call from the hospital. 9 years ago Dad got hit while he was on his push-bike on the State Highway - that resulted in a wired up femur, an operation on his knee, broken pelvus, broken shoulder and other damage ... so, yeah, Mum is always wary of getting those phone calls. They operated last night, one of my sisters went and brought Mum home, and then went and picked up Dad this morning. I talked to him and tried to insist that I do his powerbill deliveries for him tomorrow but he, in his usual bull-headed way, insists it's "just his lip" and he's fine - I think I got him to agree that he'd "think about it" ... grrrrrrrr ...

Sorry - still no pictures, I really was going to try this morning but biggest son took the camera to school. Maybe this weekend if I get five minutes to spare.

This stitching diary really is turning into a soap opera instead! LOL

6 comments:

Kath said...

Poor Dad. Do hope he mends darned soon.

Soap Opera?h.... nah, just life Sweetie.

Kiwi Jo said...

Your Dad sounds alot like mine! Hope he mends soon. You have 5 sisters??? Wow!

Faith Ann said...

Oh goodness, I hope your dad isn't in too much pain... that sounds like a nasty injury.

Pam said...

Oh goodness, that sounds terrible and very painful. Hope he mends soon, and some men are just so stubborn!

Margaret said...

Oh ouch!!! That sounds painful.

Vicki said...

Oh wow, that's alot of stitches! How sweet of him to think of your mom though. I'd hate to get a phone call like that. Hope he heals quickly.