Monday, July 03, 2006

Bad news

We got a phone call last night from my MIL. She has been walking the Coast to Coast walk from St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay. Just over the half way mark her & her walking companion were walking in Swaledale on Sunday afternoon when they had an accident.

MIL was just stepping over a style when the wall collapsed on top of them both. They were both buried under the rubble & MIL had her ankle trapped under a boulder. Luckily she has emerged with just a broken finger, another is dislocated & soft tissue damage to her foot & her friend has broken her arm. Fortunately they were walking with another party who were able to raise the alarm. MIL was at the hospital today as the doctor was trying to determine if her foot was broken & has another appointment tomorrow after which DH is bringing her home. This trip was a year in planning so she is understandably gutted plus in a lot of pain.

Then if that wasn't enough this morning DD discovered that Vince has escaped again Our 8 year old neice slept over on Saturday night & stayed until lunch time yesterday & one of the girls left part of the cage open


Leeanne said...

Gee sorry to hear about the accident how upsetting for you mil.

Hope you find your pet soon too.

Sue said...

Hope your mother in law is better soon and that Vince shows up pronto!

scarletprincess said...

I'm so sorry to hear amout your MIL. I hope she recooperates soon and that vince shows up without too much fuss and bother.

Anne said...

OUCH! Oh what a blow for your poor MIL. I hope she gets more comfortable soon.

And I hope Vince (aka Houdini?) turns up soon

gourdongirl said...

Sorry to hear about your MIL, hope she gets better soon.

Great to see you at Woolfest.

laughingrat said...

Oh no, that's terrible about your MIL. I hope Vince has the sense to come back to his house before anything happens to him, too.

modelwidow said...

Hope Vince comes back soon, she`s getting well practiced at this lark.

Sorry about MIL, she must be so disappointed (as well as in pain). DH ended up in hospital with a kidney stone half way across Hadrians wall, and I know how gutted he was. The best thing he did was to carry on where he left off at a later date, hopefully she will be able to do the same.

Zoƫ said...

Sorry to hear that! I hope she is ok.

I think that Vince was an escape artist in a former life...she mad!