Hey folks! Apologies for the radio silence, but it’s been a wild few days and I’m only just starting to feel like we’ve got things under control again. We started off our trip by catching a painfully early morning flight to Miami. That part went fine, but ten minutes off the plane we got a call from my mom-in-law, who we were planning to meet down here. Her plane arrived the same time as ours, but somehow she managed to break her ankle IN FLIGHT on the way here. O_o;;
We’re still not entirely sure how she broke it, but she’s nearly 80 and she loves to be fashionable. She walked the entire terminal in wedge heeled sandals, and I suspect those were the culprits. She told us she started to feel ill on the plane, and her foot was twisted when she went to stand up and go to the restroom, so I suspect that’s when the ankle bones went. In any case, after starting off the trip by being awake for 24 hrs, we spent the next 10 hrs in the emergency room with her. I’m still catching up on sleep debt from that, lol.
The ER was kind enough to let us borrow a wheelchair until we could get one of our own for her, and the past two days have largely been spent on adapting and changing our plans to accommodate for the broken ankle. It’s meant swapping rental cars for something we can put the wheelchair in and cancelling some of our stay down here. Changing our flights out in order to help her home was going to be ridiculous and painfully expensive, so now we’ll be road tripping from Florida to New Jersey in order to get mom-in-law back home. Then we’ll be staying there a few days to help her adjust and hopefully get her to surgery. There’s a possibility I might have to stay with her longer while Rissa goes back to work, then fly home by myself later.
It’s been... an Adventure would be generous. Closer to a Clusterfuck, really. I’m trying to at least relax a little in the couple of days we’ve got down here. Really glad we have a room with a small kitchen and laundry built in, which is making life easier at the moment. In any case, this is definitely not how our vacation was supposed to go. XDD
Just wanted to give folks an update. I’ve been too brain dead to do much of anything but sit on the balcony and watch the ocean, but at least it’s pretty.