Life’s been turned a bit upside down following my Husband, Peter’s, paragliding accident a month ago, but all is good. The surgery to his shattered heels went well and last Friday he was finally released from hospital. It will be at least another 6 weeks though before he is allowed to put any weight on his feet and it will be some time after that before he is able to get back on the boat, so we’ve had to find some accommodation with wheelchair access.
As a temporary solution, we’ve moved into a little bush cabin not far from Hobart. The owners were extraordinarily kind and added an additional bedroom before we moved in (I was going to sleep on the floor) and installed an access ramp. They were intending to add an extra bedroom before Christmas, but sped up the work to do it in 2 days just for us! Such amazing kindness from total strangers.
It’s the perfect place for Peter’s first 2 weeks out of hospital – he can sit and feel the breeze on his face, listen to the birds and see the trees and watch the wallabies feeding in the paddock in the evenings.
Here’s a photo of the cabin and our celebratory drink after Peter’s 4 week stay in hospital.
In 2 weeks though we move into a fully furnished single storey house in West Hobart with wheelchair access, which we’ve taken a 12 month lease on. It is absolutely perfect!
In the meantime we both remain in good spirits and feel very positive about Peter’s road to recovery. It won’t be quick, but there is one thing I know for sure, if anyone can get back on his feet sooner rather than later it’s going to be Peter – he is such a strong person mentally and will do everything that is required for his physical recovery.
It’s going to be a little difficult for me for a while to get fully back into my music, as I need to devote quite a bit of time at the moment helping Peter with everything he is currently unable to do (only having one arm he can use at the moment means he is limited) but I am looking forward to being able to share some new music with you again soon.
Until next time, take care,