And I was supremely happy. After all, I was given $150 worth of gift cards to B&N!
Far less happy, though, is my brother. He went snowboarding with his friends yesterday and hit an ice patch as he was approaching a jump. He fell 10 feet and landed on more ice. Now his sacrum is broken in a few places, and they’re not sure but he may have a hairline fracture on his hip. There doesn’t appear to be any permanent neurological damage. It’s hard to tell for certain because he already has some peripheral neuropathy related to his diabetes. They kept him overnight for observation and pain management, but released him today. He’s staying with Dad whose apartment is all one level; he won’t have to negotiate stairs. He’s mightily pissed off, though. He looks forward to snowboarding season all year, but because this happened at the beginning of it, his season appears to be already over. I feel horrible for him but grateful at the same time. It could have been much worse!
Here’s hoping he recovers quickly.