Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Crescendo

With Christmas on Tuesday, the week began quietly.  But its volume started to increase, and on Thursday it hit a crescendo.  Work on the new roof for our barn began last weekend.  Carl stayed home from work on Thursday to finish taking off the old roof before the roofer returned to put the new one on.  His doing this without anyone around caused me some concern, but Carl assured me he'd be 'just fine' and there was no need to worry.  However, worrying is one of the things I do best, so of course that's what I did.  Mid-morning the worries really came to the surface when I received a call from Carl telling me he'd slipped on some ice and had fallen off the roof of the barn--Three hours later Carl and I are leaving the hospital, he is on crutches with a cast on his left foot that is broken.  We are very, very grateful that this was the 'only' injury--We all know that when someone falls two stories, it can be much worse. However, unlike when you fall off a bicycle and you get back on, Carl will not be getting back onto the roof of our barn!

With that, the volume on the week quieted again.  Snow has been falling off and on all day.
While Carl sat with his foot propped up, the dogs and I spent time outdoors.  Wendy even came outside with us.
Toby sampled  the snow...
 And no matter the weather, Josh is always ready to play frisbee ... 
It really brought out the puppy in Annie, and she chased after Sheba.  
At 14 years old, Annie is such a lady and I couldn't help but enjoy watching her and all the dogs play in the snow!
I hope you've enjoyed your Saturday too! 

59 comments:

Susie and Sidebite said...

Sounds like it's time for every one to just sit down and leave stuff alone, at least the pups are enjoying the weather!

Your Pals
Susie & Bites

Catsngrams said...

So sorry to hear about Carl,s foot. Hope it heals fast. I am also amazed that was all that was broken. The Lord was looking out for him. Love the photos. We have snow here too. I do not like it. Too cold. Take care.

rottrover said...

CARL!! None of us are as young as we used to be! You are a very lucky fellow! Feel better!

Murray's Mouth said...

The snow brings out the kid in all of us!

Jim said...

Yes indeed, Carl was very fortunate to have only a broken foot...which too must be painful!
I love to see a family of dogs enjoying the outdoors like this....reminds me of when Sophie was at daycare.
Happy New Year Kim and Carl and all the best in 2013!

S. J. Qualls said...

Hmm, I kinda had a feeling when you took that picture of Carl on the barn roof... all I can say is... MEN! I hope he heals quickly.

It's nice to see the kids out playing in the snow. Good to see that Wendy was up to joining you!

We have had infinitesimal flurries all day, doing nothing.

GOOSE said...

Sorry to hear about Carol. I always tell MOM, "Don't go up there on the roof without another human around." And that is good advise for all humans. I hope he heals up quick like. The pups seem to be liking the snow, me too. All my best for you and your pack for the new year.
Blessings,
Goose

TexWisGirl said...

dang it! but, yes! carl's injury could have been SO much worse! and lucky he was able to call you for assistance! ugh!

love the shots of the pups in the snow. i adore them all.

heyitsjethere said...

Hey Golden Pines Gang, Jet here. Hi Miss Kim.

OMD, NO! Please give Mr. Carl manly man Jetty kisses and JJ hugs for a speedy quick recovery and... may I say manly man to manly man... dude... you always need a buddy when doing dangerous stuff like that... or... a harness???

Mom asked me to share that the Gang looks so happy playing in the snow... she said she would be so curious to see what Little Miss Tropics and I would do!

Jo's World said...

Oh, dear! So sorry to hear that Carl took a fall off the barn roof, but yes, a broken foot is not pleasant but it could have been worser! We hope it heals up fast!

Your snow looks pretty too, we have been getting it at night it seems, and morning always looks a little deeper than the night before.


Happy 2013,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

houndstooth said...

I'm sorry about Carl's foot! I hope he's feeling better soon. It looks like all the pups enjoyed the snow. I love Annie having her puppy moment there! :)

Nancy J said...

Carl, enjoy the forced rest, Kim, sending you lots and lots of the TLC you will need to serve up, lovely pics of the family in the snow, Wendy girl, you do so well.Take care, greetings from Jean. Let the volume stay turned down low!!!

KT and Easton said...

I knew it Carl....no good deed goes unpunished. Enjoy being waited on, milk it for all its worth....ha ha.

Great pictures - always love seeing the dogs. Loves to all and Rooooos from Easton to Annie

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh Kim, what a terrible time of year to break a foot, well not that any time is good. Thank goodness it's not any worse.

Jen

LindaG said...

Glad to hear your husband is going to be okay, Kim!
Always enjoy seeing photos of your dogs.
God bless and have a wonderful New Year!
*hugs* ♥

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Bother, Kim that is terrible, poor Carl....but like you said, thank God that is all that happened to him.........Love the dogs in the snow, made my heart happy to see, so glad even Sandy was out to.....Blessings Francine.

Primitive Stars said...

oops, I ment to say sweet old Wendy out in the snow, Francine, silly me.

phylliso said...

What a way to end the year for Carl,thank goodness he was able to reach you,& so blessed not to have hurt his back!
I just love dogs playing in the snow,they are so mindlessly happy...phyllis

NCmountainwoman said...

A broken foot is no small thing, but thank goodness it wasn't worse. I love to see the "old" dogs playing like pups in the snow.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos . I like watching dogs play in the snow . Miggs just loves snow ! I am glad nothing worse happened to Carl we have a rule here no one is to be on a roof of any kind with out someone with them or with in yelling distance , yes I am a worrier as well lol I cant stand even seeing some one on a ladder it bugs me . Hope Carl heals fast and remind him next time to always have someone around when on roves ! Have a good day !

My Life in Blog Years said...

Yikes that is a lot of snow! Glad the dogs are loving playtime in it!! Sorry to hear about Carl. I too got one of those 'honey I need to go to the hospital' phone calls last month. My guys is off crutches but still is in a brace. Best of luck to Carl with his healing!!

Karine said...

Oh, how lucky that Carl wasn't hurt more badly! I hope his foot heals up well.

Jill said...

I am so sorry about Carl's injury but so glad it wasn't worse. It certainly could have been.

Oh, how I have missed you and your beautiful crew!

LetterstoAndrew said...

Man Kim, I saw on FB that Carl needed to go to hospital but had no idea! I'm so glad to hear it is nothing worse than a broken leg! I think we are so alike, I too am a worrier. :-) Glad to hear Miss Wendy was up for a little change of scenery.

I'm glad your week finally settled down though, I hope your New Year is quiet and peaceful.

Lori Skoog said...

Forget that roof stuff Carl! So sorry you fell off the roof and broke your foot. I would imagine that the rest of your body is pretty sore too.

The dogs sure look happy in the snow.

The Life of Riley said...

I am a worrier like you too as I can't leave a male climbing trees with a chain saw alone! I hope Carls recovery goes well.

I love the pictures of snow as I am here in the New Zealand summer with the air conditioning on trying to get cool, and looking at my two golden retrievers (also lying under the air-con) in their fur coats, wondering how they cope.

With best wishes for 2013,
Riley's human

harrispen said...

Sorry to hear about Carl, but you of course were correct to worry. Looks like all the pups had a good time in the snow.

Cindy

Barbara said...

Boy, when you said on FB that it "could have been worse", you weren't kidding! People have died that way! Tell Carl no more winter fixing!! I'm glad it was just his leg. How scary!

Berts Blog said...

Ah I always love the posts when wendy is involved......I love them all the time, but especially when Wendy is there

bert's My Vickie

Miriam said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Carl's foot - and I'm glad he's grounded for the duration! I'm sure both you and the dogs will be glad of his company.

I wish all the inhabitants of Golden Pines a Happy New Year!

april said...

So sorry about Carl's accident - how fast something like that can happen! Your pictures are beautiful; love snow pictures...and especially with goldens and your other sweet dogs in them. They were all having fun!

Nancy Claeys said...

Unfortunately, sometimes our worrying has a purpose! I'm so sorry about Carl's foot -- hope all goes well with the healing.

So wonderful to see the pups play in the snow. :) Happy New Year to you and yours Kim.

A Quiet Corner said...

Although I feel bad for Carl, seeing the dogs playing and enjoying the white stuff makes me smile!...:)JP

garthriley said...

So glad Carl wasn't seriously injured! That's so scary.

The snow looks beautiful and so much fun! Glad you got some and the pups were able to enjoy it. We haven't had any snow yet down here in Richmond, but I'm hoping we'll get some. I love snow!

your pal,
Garth

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Carl!! Reading this just reinforces why I will be hiring someone to put my new Scottie Weathervane on the cupola!!

One of my greatest joys in life is seeing dogs play in the snow - I absolutely adore all of your photos!!

xo
Lynn

Sam said...

Oh poor Carl! I'm glad his injuries weren't worse and I hope he mends quickly!

Sam

Sweet William The Scot said...

Well that is a nasty way to end the year 2012 with a broken foot. I pray Carl's bone heals fast. The snow looks so pretty. The dogs look as though they are enjoying snow.
Thanks for stopping by my blog
Sweet William The Scot

Val said...

Love to see the dogs romping in the snow. Sorry to hear of Carl's injury. He and my husband must be related. There are times I just have to walk away and hope to God I don't hear the cry for help (after the accident)

Sue said...

I've learned that when husbands say "don't worry I can do it", it's usually time to start worrying.

We had a tiny taste of snow. Just enough to make us want more.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

sophie...^5 said...

I know exactly what Carl is all about, Kim...I'm a climber too. So I guess I should heed your story and leave tree pruning alone etc....I will I promise.
Have a happy doggy New Years you guys!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are sending healing bubbles to Carl so his foot gets better soon!
Now its time for calmness, and watching snow fall is the perfect way to enjoy some quiet time.
Oh how we love to watch all the furrys walking and playing in the snow.
Such beautiful photos!
love
tweedles

Gill - That British Woman said...

Carl was very, very lucky only to break his foot. Lovely to see the photos of the dogs at play.

Gill

Catherine said...

Haha ~ those pups look like they are having a fantastic time in that snow. Fun fun!

Wishing you a beautiful New Years Kim!
xo Catherine

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Yikes! We're glad Carl wasn't hurt any worse than he was, but a broken foot is bad enough. So glad Wendy is perking up and all the pups are enjoying the holidays. We got a touch of snow, but not as much as you. Have a nice, quiet New Year's Eve & Day.

Angus said...

Snow + roof = time to stay firmly on the ground. Hope all is well on the way to rcovery. Happy New Year.

tammy j said...

oh my gosh!
oh carl. dear man. huge barn. too much this time of year especially.
thank god for cell phones so help could get there fast.
i love these pictures!
well. i always do. but then they're always wonderful.
xo
tammy j
happy new year dear heart!
get well soon angel man.

Doc said...

Could have been so much worse, I am glad he is ok. Have a wonderful New Year.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh my dog. We are sorry to hear about Carl's broken leg. On that note, we wish you all a HEALTHY and Happy New Year in 2013. Loved all your photos too! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

2browndawgs said...

Oh poor Carl. Our neighbor slipped off a ladder painting the second story of his house and he had some sever injuries. Broken arm, shoulder, and back injury. I am glad Carl's injuries were not worse. I hope he is up and about soon.

Beautiful pictures of dogs in the snow.

KB said...

My goodness - that is a very scary story about Carl. I, too, am incredibly thankful that he "only" broke his foot.

Our best friends had a similar situation. The husband went up on the roof while his wife was out. In his case, the ladder was blown down by a big gust of wind. He didn't have his cell phone (to call us or anyone) so he spent hours waiting on the roof for his wife to come home.

I'm glad that your pack got to play in the snow. I hope that Carl has a speedy recovery and the pain is letting up.

NanaNor's said...

Dear Kim, From my heart to yours, wishes for a healthy and sweet New Year. I love seeing your dogs play in the snow, reminds me of Hunter. He loves to eat it, rub his face and ears in it and just play. Loved seeing the snow on Todd-such great photos Kim. I pray Carl's foot heals quickly. My fil and bil have fallen off a roof and broken bones, so I am very concerned when John gets on the roof. Hope the snow continues and you have a wonderful day!
Love, Noreen & Hunter

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! We saw your post on FB about Carl. Sending Lots of Golden Healing Thoughts. Oh SNOW! Definitely missing it but mom says soon I get to play again. Wising everyone Happy 2013. Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar

Cro Magnon said...

That's a lovely looking barn; I do hope he didn't leave it half-covered!

Happy new year to you, the roofer, and those beautiful dogs of yours. Cro xx

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Oh no, poor Carl. Hope he feels better soon!

PS. Todd looks like he's having fun!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Such sweet photos. I'm so sorry to read about Carl - I can't tell you how many times Jay says the same thing to me and this is exactly what I fear happening...
Happy New Year!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Happy New Year.
So sorry to hear about Carl's injury. Thankfully it was not worse. Hopefully his recovery will be quickly. The dogs seem to be enjoying the snow. I 'd be right their with them making snow angels and rolling in the snow.

Hope this New Year will bring you and your family, good health, lots of love, patience and prosperity.
Hugs, Ana

Thor and Jack said...

Sorry to hear about Carl's foot. We hope he has a speedy recovery.

Happy New Year to all of you!

Thor and Jack

RYKER said...

We are so sorry to hear about Carl, but grateful that it wasn't worse. Our neighbor fell off his roof a couple years back, broke his arm.
Good to see Wendy outside enjoying the sown with the rest of the dogs.
We are having a big melt right now, warm winds. Oh well, Blink and the weather will change again!
Happy New Year and I hope it brings you much joy!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Oh No! Poor Carl! I sure am glad to hear that he was not hurt more seriously. I worry something awful when my husband goes near the roof...or trees...he has a habit of cutting down tall trees. I still worry each and every time. Hope he heals quickly. Enjoy the down time. LOVE seeing all the dogs enjoying the snow...mine love it too! Happy New Year! xo Jeanne