Of fathers, casts, and broken bones…

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A few weeks ago my dad fell a few feet down a ladder and broke his heel/foot.  He can’t have any weight at all on his foot for the whole eight weeks, so my nurse sister got him this handy dandy knee scooter to get around on.   Rush LOVES the scooter and connot stay away from it.  Also, my mom got Rush the Cars 2 book in the picture below, and I kid you not, we read that book no less than 15 times a day for at least 2 weeks straight.  (Then Jake ended up bringing the SAME EXACT book home from NYC as a gift for Rush.  Now we have one copy for Bama’s house, and one copy for home.  As Rush would say, “Perfect!”)

Then, maybe two weeks after the broken foot, my dad took tumble down some stairs and fractured his shoulder.  This happened only days after he had surgery to put screws in his foot…  Can you even believe it??  (Sorry Dad, I hope this doesn’t embarrass you…)  Same side as the broken foot, which is his right side (and he’s right handed).  So he now ALSO has an immobilizing brace on his arm for a few weeks.  With my Dad’s bad luck on the one side, and the Spurlock accident-prone-ness on the other side, I fear for my children’s safety every single day!

(These pics are after the broken foot but before the broken arm.)  My poor father has so much time on his hands these days, and he’s getting really good at typing one-handed with his left hand.  It seems like we hope and pray for the day when things will slow down and we’ll finally have TIME, but I don’t think this is quite what he had in mind…

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  1. We really need to get a picture of Scott and Dad. Scott will have surgery on Dec 2 so maybe Dad will be healed by then. Maybe…

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