So here's the story....we had 24 hours of snow - oh no! That made for 45cm or about 18" to clear yesterday.
We dug out the entrance, then the car or should I say the side & rear only and then the patio.
Time to meet friends for coffee before they leave the resort first thing Saturday morning as they are heading back to the UK. My dear husband is an impatient soul.... With no crampons on his boots and no intention of waiting for the local "around the resort" bus, he goes striding off leaving me at the bus stop.
5 minutes later a guy I know appears, calling for me to come quick! Oh no! What now?
OH NO!!!! Bill has fallen at the end of our road and cannot get up :-(
Some paramedics happen by and come to our assistance, all the while Bill is lying on the snow with more snow falling out of the sky.
Oh no, the local doctor is off sick....so we have to be taken to the nearest doctor 10km away, the vibration in the vehicle due to the snow chains is dreadful and the driver stops to remove them as soon as possible.
To cut this rather long story short, after 2 xrays and a very hefty dose of morphine, Bill is carted off to the nearest hospital with a broken femur and a possible broken pelvis- he is going to require a hip replacement! Oh no! As at 9 pm last night I had only been able to establish that he was in his room very slowly coming round. Not sure if he's been operated on at this stage but my next job is to get myself up and call the hospital for an update and then contact the kids who both live in the USA and let them know what's what....
Sorry for sharing bad news, but sitting here in a ski resort with only a dog for company is not ideal as we are forecast yet more snow over the next 4 days and I'm not looking forward to having to drive the mountains rounds to visit a hospital that is 90 minutes drive away :-(