OK - So We Won't Go To France!

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  1. John Laidler

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    Phone call this morning from No 2 Son: "I'm in Totnes Hospital, a pile of plaster board fell on my leg."

    After collecting said son from Totnes Hospital ("No X-Ray on Fridays" - but that wasn't their fault, the staff were very good) I took him to Derriford in Plymouth.

    To cut to the quick, said son has broken his leg just below the knee. It could have been worse. The plaster board might have landed on his head, which would have left us with a bill for a dozen broken sheets of plaster board.

    But the MH aspect of this is that we were supposed (hint) to be getting the ferry to France next Thursday. I decided to ring Brittany Ferries but almost put it off until tomorrow. I'm glad I didn't. The options were:

    1. Cancel today, lose £35 deposit but get full refund for the rest (£400+) as a voucher valid for two years.
    2. Cancel tomorrow and lose everything. :eek:
    3. Reschedule but I had to tell them the new dates today.

    No guesses we chose Option 1. Option 2 was a close shave and Option 3 wasn't too attractive - we wanted to go to France in September and October because the weather should be reasonable. Shift it all back to November and December? Not so attractive.

    So the lesson learned is if you are going to cancel your ferry journey with BF do it at least 7 days ahead - I thought we were outside the window, sailing next Thursday but today is Friday. However, they are obviously using a pre-Brexit calender and we got off lightly. :)

    Said son, Robert Laidler, is in Shaugh Ward at Derriford if anyone wants to send him some grapes. :LOL:

    I should add Robert lives with us so we are his carers now - for the next few weeks. :)
     
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    Bless !
    When do they finally fly then nest?
     
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    if you find out,let me know,my son is still at home at 33 and aint leaving anytime soon:(
     
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    He's 32, but we are close to taking the stabilisers off his bike.
     
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    Best wishes and hope he mends soon, sorry couldn't get grapes in envelope :whistle:
     
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    Wait till he goes away. And then move.
     
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    Sorry to hear that hope he heals well
     
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    could have been a lot worse , but sorry you have to delay your trip . Lucky with the ferry though!
    Your blog will cheer us in the winter months when you go sun searching.(y)
     
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    Pfft! Mrsmunchie is in a sulk! She follows your travels avidly!
     
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    I hope so. If it's it's just a broken bone it should heal well but as many expensive footballers have discovered knee injuries are very difficult to sort out. If there is cartilage damage it will be bad news.

    Can you put a wheel chair (with occupant) on an A Frame and if so is it legal in Spain?
     
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    So sorry for you but glad it wasn't more serious for your son.
     
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    Hope he gets better soon and you get away.
    We've got 29 year old daughter at home o_O
     
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    I would have filled the fridge and freezer and said " see you when we get back" .....(y)
     
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    Lorry shed its load over me on a likkle put put motorbike some years ago. Knocked me off and snapped my tibial plateau.
    Best advice i can give is go religiously to the physio....DO what he says. Many years after i feel it now and then but at almost 70 i can still walk up to 14kms every day.
     
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    My mother always used to say to me.... if you break your legs doing something stupid ..dont come running to me.
     
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    Harsh!:LOL:
     
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    It's the top of his tibia he seems to have broken. We haven't spoken to a doctor yet or seen any X Ray's and the subject's grasp of anatomy is at best weak. :) They are going to do a CT scan soon to see where all the displaced bits are. We should have a better idea after then.
     
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    I feel his pain!
     
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    Yes, it all happened in the horizontal plane - no drops involved! Sobering really how luck seems to play such a part.
     
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    Claim for carer's allowance. :LOL:
     
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