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Single tired mom of four. Lover of chocolate and coffee - not necessarily in that order. Lover of Jesus, photographer by trade, Photoshop junkie and crime TV watcher.


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Just Another Day at the Hospital

May 26, 2009

I wonder when the day will come at my house when there will be no accidents, drama, or other undesirable events. 

I know, I know.  Never.

Anyone that knows me in real life can tell you, the number of things that go on around here are as numerous as the stars in the sky and last week was no different.  My eighty-five-year-old dad decided to play footsie with a short fence in the yard and fell backwards onto a 4×4 post sticking up a foot out of the ground.

I arrived just in time to call 911, praise God, and just as I suspected, multiple broken ribs and a punctured lung.  He is in total denial of his age, which I suppose is a good thing, with the exception of days like these.  And don’t you know, I came home yesterday to find him taking a walk up the street, holding his side.

He might not be too old for this, but I am.


  1. melissa says:

    that’s awful! i know how scary that is. my grandfather pulled some good tricks too when he was alive.

    May 26th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

  2. Shutterbug says:

    I’m glad he’s feeling better. :D LOL!
    I hope to be that spry at that age.
    Blessings and Prayers,
    Marie :)

    May 26th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

  3. Kimmie says:

    Boy, that must have smarted! I am glad he is doing okay and is up and around. BUT, I just have to know…did he have his famous bag shoes on?

    Praying for you guys. Can you pop me your dads address so I can send him a card?

    love you;

    mama to 7
    one homemade and 6 adopted

    May 26th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

  4. moobeema says:

    That sounds dreadful! I am so relating to your post right now after caring for my MIL for two years until she passed away. It’s exhausting!

    May 27th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

  5. Marsha says:

    OUCH! I’m so sorry that you have to go through so much, Hallie. But glad that you were there for your dad and that he’s home sweet home now.

    I do see a resemblance between you and him! :) But don’t worry, you don’t look 85.

    May 30th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

  6. From the Rubber Room » Expect A Miracle says:

    [...] you remember this post not too long ago, or maybe you don’t.   Either way,  several weeks ago my dad fell onto a [...]

    August 12th, 2009 at 10:55 am

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