After 2 long years of Covid-19 the world has turned into a crazy place. Half the people in the world don’t believe the pandemic is/was real, the other half seem to be using it as an excuse to send inflation through the roof! Either way, Shelley and I have been lucky enough to be gainfully employed here at Ganges Marina on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada.
Just before Christmas on December 7th I was looking after a problem on the break wall of the marina when a freak accident happened and I was crushed under a piece of equipment and broke my back in 5 places (3 breaks in the thoracic spine and 2 breaks in the lumbar spine, plus 3 more broken ribs bringing the grand total to 27 breaks over 10 ribs in two accidents!)
I was airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital where thanks to some amazing surgeons and hospital staff I now have two rods and 8 screws holding me mostly back together. We spent Christmas in a hotel room in Sidney BC because I could not get on or off Blowin’ Bubbles. Early in the new year we returned to the marina where I am still recovering (more slowly than I would like). The downside is that I am still having trouble getting around so we made the difficult decision to accept an offer from a lovely couple from Alberta, Canada to purchase the boat from us.
As a part of the deal we agreed to purchase their 27’ travel trailer where we are now living here at the marina. In April we signed a contract for another year and we are hoping that in that time I can heal a little more.