Sunday, September 10

had a bad day

I was going to write about the Notte Bianchi last night, the night that the whole town stays open and parties. Free wine and food to try on every street corner, live music in all the piazzas etc etc. Then I was also going to write about the canoe race that Carlo has been training for and was going to take part in today.

But last night on his way home from work, a car pulled out and knocked him off his motorbike. The car stopped for just enough time for the driver to lower the window and call “sorry, can’t stop, have to get to the airport.” He then drove off.

So Carlo is now in hospital with two or three fractures in his leg. Today is Sunday, apparantly Doctors don’t work on Sundays here, so he is lying in bed, in pain, waiting for tomorrow when they will examine his leg and decide what to do.

After two hours sleep last night, a long drive to the hospital and back, a visit to the police station and trying to pretend everything is normal in front of Skye, I am left wondering…how it will be over the next few weeks with Carlo stuck at home, 160 steps up from the road.
To top it all off the babysitter just cancelled for tomorrow.

17 comments:

  1. No, you did not chose that one.
    I am so sorry. Hugs to you both and best wishes for a quick resolution soon.
    I am so sorry. Wish I could really do something from here.

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  2. That´s really awful!
    I can´t believe that asshole didn´t stop and help. Well I can actually, because something similar happened to a friend of mine.
    I hope Carlo gets well soon!

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  3. Hope that things get better soon...If I was closer, I would offer to do babysitting duty every once and a while....and corrupt a young mind. :) Seriously, I am sorry that Carlo is hurt!

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  4. Mi dispiace tantissimo!
    I am so sorry and even though it's awful, we can say "at least" Carlo is going to recover...it gives me chills to think of how many awful scooter accidents I've witnessed here in Rome and the drivers weren't as lucky. Take care and tell Carlo to get well soon!

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  5. I cant believe that happened! Atleast, as Shelley said, he'll be alright. Still, that's an awful thing to have to go through. I cant believe the nerve of that driver, saying that then just driving off without even checking to see if he was alright! As though an "I'm sorry" is sufficient! I hope you're able to figure out who it was so that you're able to press charges, they shouldnt be able to get away with that!

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  6. Suz told me about this last night Nicki. Poor Carlo. Give him my best wishes won't you. He'll be fine.... just might take him a while to be up on his feet again. xx

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  7. Oh my goodness, poor Carlo and poor you! I've been to Italy many times and witnessed the insane driving.

    When I read the opening line of your post about La Notte Bianca I was going to go on about La Notte Bianca 2003 in Rome when my brother and I got stuck in a blackout.

    But it sounds like you have more than enough on your plate. I'm thinking about you!

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  8. Words fail me. I know exactly how you must feel right now, and if there was any way in which I could ease the burden for you I would. Thank goodness that it was just his leg that was broken, and I hope he recovers soon - but you, my dear, have a lot on your shoulders right now and I know how overwhelming that can be. Lots of hugs, I'm thinking of you!

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  9. Poor Carlo, broken bones are just awful.....hope they catch the idiot that did it and that he gets better soon. P.S. I broke my arm on a Friday and they didn't do anything till the following week either so I sympathise!

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  10. Oh Nikki, that's just horrible. I wish I were closer to be able to help Carlo-sit.
    It's drivers like that that made me say, "Never gain!" about driving the Costiera Amalfitana.
    Judith in Umbria

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  11. So sorry to hear about Carlo. I can not believe that they wouldn't work on his leg on a Sunday! That is unheard of in the States! Hope he is feeling better (or at the least, painfree) soon.

    Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Cyn
    ps. I hope they catch the a**hole who did this!

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  12. nikki the saying goes "things that do not kill us makes us strong" but that has never served me well. But I hope and will pray for you guys a speedy recovery.

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  13. Nicki, there could be no better time as this to come out of my little closet. I'm the only one in this blog who can REALLY help, I'm here, in town. So let me know if you want, I'll come by the shop and we can sort something out. I could take Poppy for a few hours, I still have the boat out for this last week before school, we go out in the mornings and that should do for you. Honestly, just say the word and I'll come at once.

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  14. So sorry to hear about this. I hope Carlo gets better soon and you are able to track down the driver.

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  15. I do hope things are improving for you both. Thinking about you.

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  16. hope he gets better really soon!!

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  17. Oh my gosh, I am so very sorry you are having to go through this. They better catch the person who did this!

    You, Carlo, and Poppy are in my thoughts and prayers. *hugs*

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