Got a text from Neighbor L last night…

Home just now.[Redacted] [D] on chopper to [large city far away.] Left hip broken, 10 ribs on rt side, broken clavical on right. He’s gonna be laid up for at least 8 weeks.

So that happened.

Y’know, D&L sometimes come across as extremely risk-averse but they sure seem to get injured a lot. Gotta say I do admire their stoicism in the face of pain.

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12 Responses to Got a text from Neighbor L last night…

  1. Anonymous says:

    Best of luck to both of them!

    — jabrwok (on my work computer and I don’t remember my WordPress password, hence the “anonymous” nametag)

  2. Mike says:

    Oh, crap… I’m sorry to learn this, as they seem to be good people. I know it’s not much, but please pass on to L my wishes for D’s speedy recovery.

  3. Ben says:

    I’m really sorry to hear this! Unless L has family in that big city, this is going to be very expensive and complicated for her.

    I predict lots of horse feeding in your future.

  4. Not to be a cynic or anything. But foresee a ‘FOR SALE’ sign at the place of theirs pretty soon.

  5. Judy says:

    Ouch! My continued prayers for everyone involved.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Dayaaamn! That sucks out loud! Old folks die from traumas like that, complications, pneumonia, etc. Dayaaamn! Prayers and best wishes.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Your last sentence is dead on. I would add, can you imagine the “true grit” (sorry) of the people who lived there in the 1850s? Falling off your horse could be a death sentence, and then you had to deal with hostiles as well.

    (Malatrope here. Tried to log in, couldn’t navigate the process and/or it didn’t work. What happened to the Disqus login button?)

  8. bill says:

    “Gotta say I do admire their stoicism in the face of pain. ”

    Cowboys are different.

  9. bill says:

    Malatrope is right on. Trying to navigate a reply process has become a weird ordeal lately.

  10. Joel says:

    Malatrope, Bill, I don’t know what’s going on with the commenting. I don’t see it here and wouldn’t begin to know how to fix it. Sorry – I guess it’s a WordPress thing.

  11. Anonymous says:

    (Malatrope) Well, if WordPress is choosing to shoot themselves in their feet, who am I to slow them down. I’ll just use this format from now on.

  12. Jay Bee says:

    8 weeks isn’t horrible considering the amount of damage and Neighbor D’s age. I will admit my first thought was “He’ll be trying to get on a horse after 6.”

    Best of luck to him and Neighbor L.
    – Jay Bee

To the stake with the heretic!