I was going to wax poetic about Ireland today, and it’s still coming, you can’t stop me! But, gosh there’s always a “but” isn’t there? I was at the emergency room again last night.
I know, I know, I barely skimmed over Lindsay’s break in my Week I Review of Sorens visit home (Whirlwind). But she did break her wrist (the scaphoid bone) snowboarding in Garmisch, beautiful, sunny, perfect Garmisch, while she was here.
Lindsay (Sorens girlfriend) was a Trooper! I had no idea she’d hurt herself halfway down the mountain. And we snowboarded allllll the way down the mountain (Garmisch Hausberg, 1.3 km long). Not only did we snowboard allllll the way down, but Lindsay wound up carrying Tess’ poles most of the way down. Tess gave up. She hates skiing. She hates snowboarding (I think I’m disowning her). Soren carried his sister down, while herding rocket-boy Dane. Lindsay carried her poles, with her broken wrist, while I carried her skiis.
To top it off, Lindsay & I got lost. Somehow we wound up off the run, on the other side of the mountain, on the other side of the small but raging brook. Thankfully there was a fabulous, wobbly, rickety wooden plank we could use to cross the raging brook. An elderly German man watched us cross it with great trepidation (carrying boards & skiis). I asked him;
“Is it safe?” In my best German, of course.
“Yes. Try it.” Says he. “Then I can cross too.” Though I imagine he would not have crossed had the board snapped under my weight, and the raging brook carried me away.
The next day we took Lindsay to the ER, because she was stoic & fine that first day. However. I caught on very quickly when she couldn’t brush her hair, teeth, or feed herself properly.
Last night Cole came home, with Dave, and I took one look at his hand & knew we were going right back to the same ER. He had a broken bone too. Cole was stoic too, not a a tear was shed, but, LOL, he broke it horsing around with a buddy. Really just talking with his hands, with his whole body, the way we all do, and his hand connected with his buddies moving knee. The buddy is fine, not even a bruise. Cole… well… he & Lindsay are now twinsies & I think they’ve put up a “Westberry’s Only” sign at our ER.
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