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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

And through the ceiling

Vienna,  GA

Our work week started well enough.   On Monday morning  Len finished up the ramp he build two weeks ago by water sealing the bottom supports and then starting an electrical project at the camp directors house.

I spent the morning power washing the pool area and picking up more fallen branches.   Then in the afternoon Len asked for my assistance at the camp directors house.  He and I went up into the attic to drill a hole.  I did not enjoy walking the beams, afraid of slipping and falling through the sheetrocked ceiling.

After drilling the holes, I waited outside for him.  He was preparing to thread wires through outside PVC pipes and I would assist in pulling the lines.   Our goal was to make an electrical hookup for an RV.   As I was waiting outside,  I heard a loud crash inside the house.  I knew immediately what it was. Yup, he is the one who slipped off a beam and came through the ceiling.

He came through the section on the left, but the hole was about half of what has been cut out.   The rest has been removed during repairs.  It is a wonder he did not get caught up in wires.  Fortunately when he went through he caught himself and hung on the beam, then dropped to the floor and rolled.  The room in which he fell is the family room.  It used to be the garage.  Immediately under where he fell is the steps.

Had he fallen hard on these steps it would have been much worse.   The ambulance was called.  They arrived within minutes and checked him out.  We decided not to have the ambulance take him to the ER but I would drive him.   Nothing broken - just lots and lots of scrapes and bruises.  He has a large scrape on his right arm, another on his chest.   His right leg is swollen, scraped and bruised from mid calf almost to the knee.   It could have been much worse.

Today Leonard and I took it easy.  We changed out a few light bulbs in various buildings then hung 8 new blinds in the recently painted conference room.  In the morning he was okay.  But by 2 he was really feeling the effects of trying to do too much.  We stopped work around 2:30 and took it easy.

Tonight the Board of Trustees of the campground had their monthly dinner meeting in the dining hall and we were invited.  

We now have only a day and a half of work left.   Most goals are accomplished.   I will finish up the power washing of the pool area tomorrow.  Len will get back to the electrical project but as instructor.  He will oversee the project by giving directions to someone else.   He is in no condition to climb ladders nor do we really trust him up in that attic again!


MargieAnne said...

Oh my! Like you say this could have been so much worse.

All the best for a speedy recovery and somewhere to rest up properly.


Happytrails said...

Oh yes, it could have been alot worse...in fact awful. So glad it wasn't!! Take care.

Laurie and George said...

Wow, glad you are ok! I bet you are sore, take it easy for a few days :)

Rick and Paulette said...

Yikes! That could have been so much worse if Leonard had fallen onto those brick steps. Sure glad it appears to be just cuts and scrapes even though that's bad enough.

Ali said...

So glad Len was not hurt worse than he was. And glad that he was checked out before he tried to move.

Hope recovery is quick.

Thanks for the update.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Wow, Glad to hear Len is Okay, I don't like attics either, now you will have more leverage in keeping him out of them. Be Safe out there. Sam & Donna.

George said...

Glad to hear Len's injuries were minor.As we age it seems to take longer to heal.Better do "light duty" for a couple days.

-Nellie and Jonathan said...

Sheesh!! That was a close call. It could have been MUCH worse, that's for sure!! I'm glad Len is OK!