Saturday, April 7, 2012

Day Ninety Eight 2012















This is what happens when human fingers accidentally come in contact with the propeller of an electric engine radio controlled airplane--a visit to the emergency medical clinic, seven stitches total on two fingers, a tetanus shot, and a bottle of antibiotics. My hubby Neil's passion for flying RC airplanes sometimes backfires on him, quite unexpectedly, especially when one of his electric airplanes suddenly takes off (total freak accident) and the wing hits him in the leg, turns the plane right into his hand, and the prop slices through two of his fingers (to the bone on his ring finger). I can't even begin to explain to you how this happened. He says he was going out of his way to be extra careful around the propeller. Suffice it to say, this was a comedy of errors (daughter Kelly and I were laughing so hard we had tears). And it could have been so much worse. For this RC pilot, lesson learned. The hard way. 

3 comments:

Ann said...

Dang Neil! Here's hoping those digits are healed up soon! Too bad they didn't give you some good pain killers :0)

Jane said...

Like Jerry said, old men need at least one nub finger! :) Sorry this happened.

Kelly said...

Took me forever to figure out his story...basically he was attacked by his own plane! Oh man.... So funny but not :o/