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01 July 2013 @ 12:39 am
Sunday did not go as planned  
The goal was to wake up early, do the Tweed Ride, then come home and write up some Harry Potter Aus Politics.

Instead, the Tweed Ride was cancelled because it has been pissing down all week, so we slept in and then Mr Brammers decided to wait until I had gone out for brunch to get up on a ladder, an an obtuse angle to the wall, on mossy pavement, in standing water, with nothing chocking the ladder or tying it to the wall. Unsurprisingly, it decided to give way to gravity and slam back down onto the ground, taking him with it.

He was in good enough nick to ring me to find out where I was, and then limp up to show me his black eye and assorted other bruises. Looking at his leg, where he had cracked the shin solidly on a rung of the ladder, I wondered if he might not have cracked the bone given how black the bruising was and how impressive the swelling.

Six hours later, he wondered the same thing, so up to casualty we trekked (in a taxi, he's not that stoic), where we have spent the last four hours. The good news is that it's not broken, though it was the worst bruising and swelling the doctor had seen without a break. The bad news is that it's awful bruising.

But the other good news is that he has spent the last three months mocking me CONSTANTLY about coming off my bike on an oil slick and breaking a little thumb bone in an accident that could have happened to ANYONE. He has now admitted that the mocking ball is well and truly in my court and that he will understand if I find myself compelled to hit him with it regularly.

Satire will have to wait. For now, sleep.
Geneva2010geneva2010 on June 30th, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad he's OK! That kind of accident can be terrible.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 30th, 2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he's in big trouble, though. His brother died falling off a roof and he has been pointing out to me ever since the accident that he was only at half the roof height. I reply that this makes him just half a complete numpty.
Geneva2010geneva2010 on June 30th, 2013 10:03 pm (UTC)

That's horrible about his brother.
Melpollymel on July 8th, 2013 09:55 am (UTC)
Belatedly: Getting on the ladder at all made him a complete numpty, numpty is an absolute, you don't get partial numpties. You do get multiple numptiness.
Melpollymel on July 8th, 2013 09:58 am (UTC)
There is no half-way/partial in horse-shoes, hand grenades, pregnancy or numptiness.

(Hope he's feeling better, sounds so ouch!)
writcraftwritcraft on June 30th, 2013 02:56 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that! I hope Mr Brammers gets well soon x
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 30th, 2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
He will be fine. There will be lots of whining in the interim, but he knows not to expect any sympathy. I have made him a sandwich and a hot choc, though, in lieu of sympathy.
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα: Jul4_inbetween_ on June 30th, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
I think most of us would prefer the sandhich and hot choc anyway: Oh dear to his brother having DIED in a similar accident though :(((
germankitty: emo hugsgermankitty on June 30th, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that he's okay -- years ago, my uncle had a similar accident, only his shin got caught between two rungs, and he ended up with an open fracture. As this was WAY before mobile phones, he lay in the back yard for a couple hours until someone found him.

Bad luck piled up, he caught an infection in the emergency room and ended up unable to work and with a permanent limp.

So hit your hubby with the mocking ball often, and hard -- he was very, very lucky that he got "only" bruising! *hugs you*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 30th, 2013 03:52 pm (UTC)
OW OW OW! Oh, your poor uncle!

I have to say that I am very relieved it wasn't worse, because he had left his mobile inside and I had just sat down to a leisurely lunch, so he could have been out there for an hour or more if he had broken his leg, head or neck. And then I would have had to kill him once he got better.

He has antibiotics to ward off any infection from the gashy bits, but he did land on a plastic bottle of vinegar that he had sitting out in the rain, so there was some immediate disinfecting!
Shivshiv5468 on June 30th, 2013 04:02 pm (UTC)
Oh ouch that adds insult to injury!

Shivshiv5468 on June 30th, 2013 04:03 pm (UTC)
Oh dear! Though you will have the ability to make pointed remarks on the subject of daft mistakes from now on for at least ten years.

He will not have suffered in vain
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα: wolves_inbetween_ on June 30th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
Yep, he had that coming.
Although I maintain that Aussies are the most accident prone people I know (mostly because the "live" a bit more) (and I don't know that many people) (still).
Kristina Andersson: zenfeline (by Lanning)kriscat on June 30th, 2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad Mr Brammers wasn't more hurt. My father made himself a couple of centimeters shorter by falling of a roof once, before I was born. The doctor said he was very lucky to have landed on his butt, but his hips and back took a beating. He was up there removing snow so the chimneysweeper wouldn't slip and fall...

So ladder and roof safety were very important for him to teach me growing up. Most of it irrelevant for me since a few steps up is the highest anyone can get me on a ladder voluntarily.

montjoye on June 30th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
ack, not good but glad it wasn't worse. Best healing wishes to him-and a clue stick for next time.
Welcome to Ant Countryant_queen on June 30th, 2013 10:38 pm (UTC)
Silly Mr Brammers. Glad he's okay so it is okay to mock his self induced injuries. Blokes do these things to themselves. I am very familiar with the phrase "don't panic, but...you need to drive me to casualty". The last time involved him trying to open a small paint tin with a chisel (because it was closer than a screwdriver) and ended with several stitches and a tetanus shot. Touch wood I haven't had to take the CPD to causality since we moved to Melbourne, but fortunately we're in easy distance of several hospitals. I still have several first aid kits scattered around the place (garage, kitchen, bathroom, car) and a large supply of ice packs in the freezer. Boys will be boys, eh?
Jaeenchanted_jae on June 30th, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
Shame on Mr Brammers! He should know better. I assume you can mock and play nursemaid at the same time?

mrsquizzicalmrsquizzical on June 30th, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
glad to know that the mr's accident wasn't more serious, especially given the family history you mention above.

you have all the mocking high ground for sure.
17catherines on July 1st, 2013 01:31 am (UTC)
Oh, ouch! And yes, bring on the mockery. That would have been a particularly stupid way to get oneself killed. I'm glad he's OK.
valkyrie17valkyrie17 on July 2nd, 2013 01:22 am (UTC)
Hope Mr Brammers recovers soon and well:)
l.m.incandescent on July 2nd, 2013 01:22 am (UTC)
Oh, that sounds nasty. Glad it isn't broken!
suttonwritersuttonwriter on July 3rd, 2013 12:28 am (UTC)
I'm glad he's all right, as well as smart enough to realize he should be mocked over this.

May I recommend the Southern (American) version of mocking? Do nothing for a while, then, when he's just expected you to have forgotten about it, bring it up in a pointed way. Extend for several decades/into the afterlife (I fully expect my mother has a list of things waiting to mock me about when we're both on the same side of the veil).