Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Life has been rather interesting of late. On Labor Day, Natalie decided it would be fun to go on a bike ride. We went cruising around Anthem the night before looking for small roads with big bike lanes, and to see, just for fun, if there was a way we could get to Anthem without taking the freeway. Turns out Anthem is much too far away to ride a bike, but that's ok, we figured we'd go part way on some side roads and turn around and come back.

We were on out way back from 15 miles of uneventful (but really really hot) riding. We were literally less than a block away from our house. Natalie went up onto the sidewalk, and was looking back to make sure I wasn't going to run into her, when her bike went off the sidewalk. Her bike fell over, and I practically landed on top of her. She fell pretty hard on her right hand onto the concrete sidewalk, and after a visit to the ER and some x-rays, turns out she broke her wrist. After a consult with an Ortho doctor, turns out she needs surgery to put everything back into place.

So to make her feel better, we went out and bought a new (to us) car! It's a 2000 Lexus RX300, and the lady selling it literally cried when Natalie drove off in it. We've actually been looking for quite a while, and this just happened to work out really well, because it turns out that driving a car with a manual transmission with only your left hand is pretty tough. We'll post pictures soon.

Natalie's surgery is on Friday afternoon, and she's hoping to be able to go back to her rotation on Monday.

3 comments:

Mrs. Fish said...

so sorry to hear about natalie's injury. here's hoping the surgery goes well and hoping for a speedy recovery. i do have to agree-- a new car can make anyone feel better.

Katie said...

I hope you guys were going to come say hi if you made it to Anthem!

Sorry about the wrist, Natalie. Maybe you can chalk it up to a great educational experience, right?

Congrats on the new car. Can't wait to see it!

Cherise Burk said...

HOLY SMOKES!!!!
You poor thing!!! Natalie! I'm sooooo sorry!!! Is your school being understanding? How long will you be in a cast?

Congrats on the new car! I know there has been talk for a long time. Are you working on selling the truck now?