Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Adventure Begins... a bit early...

We are frantically getting prepared for the beginning of our trip.  Packing up the house and preparing it for renters (we have a lease - yay!), selling our cars, finishing last minute preparations, and trying out our gear.  Yesterday, we had a little ... ah... unexpected surprise.  We'll get to that in a minute.

First, check out Jamie and Jason with their backpacks and some of the clothes they are bringing.  Other than their fleeces, all their clothes for the year are in their backpacks!

So, now for the unexpected surprise.  Yesterday, Jason was swinging in a park.  An adult with two little girls was going after one of them, didn't see Jason, and accidentally bumped him.  It was enough to get him off balance.  He fell off the swing backwards and... broke two bones in his wrist.  So that's the bad news.  The good news is that the breaks are not too bad.  The orthopedist, who knows Jason very well from his skiing broken leg this past February, called them buckle breaks.  He is in a cast for 3-4 weeks, but they gave him a cast that he can get wet, and that we can actually take off ourselves.  Here's a picture of him with his new, temporary, travel companion.

Other than spending most of yesterday afternoon and evening at the hospital dealing with this and compressing our remaining time, it should not impact our departure date.  It will, however, give our already rather gregarious boy another reason to make friends with new people as we go!

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