It has been quite awhile since SM and I left town for more than a day (almost 5 years). We are actually going out of town for the long weekend. Wild and crazy, I know.
Gonna go see Ms. Georgina and Vern in El Paso. Nah, it's not that far away but it will be light years away from Casa de Cuckoo. It's just the two of us with no agenda except to have fun and visit with friends and maybe eat some good food.
Today, SM spent the day at several doctor's offices. On Halloween, I got a phone call from SM telling me he was going to be a little late coming home, he was in the hospital emergency room, but I was not to worry. Okay whatever like that didn't conjure up all kinds of horrible images in my mind.
He was working interviewing a new repair shop for his job. When he started to leave, he tripped and fell. I guess he landed on his knee and elbow but the majority of his impact was where he tried to catch himself with his right hand. His ring finger on his right hand was standing up instead at a 90 degree angle to the lead of the others. Ick. And the emergency room wonders declared after several hours that it was not broken and he should ice it and take some ibuprofen and he would be find in a couple of days.
Ugh, not so much. The road rash burns on his elbow and knee are disgusting, they never bothered to clean them at the hospital and he is now in some (which means it probably hurts like hell) pain in his hand. He went to the doctor today who sent him to a workman's comp clinic, they re x-rayed it and he has what they think is tendon and ligament damage. The finger is still very swollen, sits at a weird angle and is a disgusting shade of icky. So once again, I'll break into my old standby song, "I hate doctors". He is to see an orthopedist next week and then....schedule either PT or surgery.
So we need this trip really badly, don't ya know.
I will take photos of Old Mesilla (lots of Day of the Dead items), the Organ Mountains, the high Sonoran desert and other adventures we have along the way. The weather is supposed to be clear and mild and we have our flaps set for no problemas. I'll listen for sirens and he can watch for lights......tee hee
Smooches and Squoozes my lovelies, Oma Linda