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Out of action for 6 weeks......

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Bino-viewer

Learned a lesson yesterday  :blush2:


 


If you're going to do DIY up a ladder outside (painting) make sure your ladder is properly secured at the base (or, better still, someone holding it)


AND........definitely  don't put a ladder on slippery decking.


 


You can guess the rest. The weight of me (15st) 5 metres up the ladder was too much for what i'd used (not much) to secure it.


The ladder reverted to horizontal in a couple of seconds with me still on it.


 


Luckily for me (and i'm bloody lucky) i landed on my feet and they took the impact. A heavy impact. But after landing i 'fell well' lessoning any 


further damage. But i have :


 


Multiple small fractures and chipped bones to my metatarsals in my right foot.


2 dislocated toes in my left foot. Extensive bruising to both feet.


 


The consultant at the Derby Royal Hospital told me i was lucky i'd not fractured my back.....


 


Anyway, my right foot is in plaster for the next 6 weeks, and i'm stuck on crutches. Signed off sick till the end of November.


It will be difficult, but i'm so relieved it wasn't a lot worse. 


They'll be no telescopes for a while. I am however planning on sticking my head out of the window (with camera) tomorrow morning at about 05:00hrs to capture the lovely lunar / planetary conjunction in the pre dawn sky.


Hopefully back on my feet soon  :thumbsup:


 


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Tweedledee

Oh dear Rob!

Rest up take it easy mate. Though you probably don't have much choice. Like you say it could have been much worse so think yourself lucky.

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M.

Ouch!

Glad to hear it wasn't any worse, falling from 5m!

Get well soon dude.

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Daz Type-R

Good grief, glad it wasn't any worse.

Hope you have a speedy recovery.

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Sunny Phil

... and there's me feeling sorry for myself because I have a virus and didn't go out last night!


 


Get well soon.


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Smithysteve

Blimey Rob!

I agree, it's a good thing you landed on your feet, or it would have been much worse.

Did you get covered in paint too?😰💦

Hope you make a full recovery ASAP.

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Bino-viewer

Thank-you all for your kind words. They are appreciated.


 


Yes a few slops of paint on me Stephen, the paint tub was only around 1/4 full thankfully, but only water based emulsion.


I did make sure i cleaned up the mess outside, and the ladder itself before i went to hospital  :lol:


 


I'm getting used to life on crutches, and being house bound.


It hasn't stopped me doing astrophotography though.


Yesterdays eastern sky before dawn :  It kind of reminded me of my favourite constellation Scorpius, with Venus 'as' Antares, with the moon being 'the sting' at the bottom.


Its a bit over exposed to bring out the planets better, especially Mars. (Didn't spot Mercury though)


Sony A7s, 1/10, F/4 38mm, iso 10000


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Cazz

Ouch, hope you feel better soon Rob, and well done for getting that paint cleared up before it dried 😉

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BAZ

I am glad you didn't sustain anything worse, granted it's nasty, but it could have been a heck of a lot worse.


A swift recovery Rob, take it steady mate.


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Bino-viewer

Thank you again guys  :)


All your kind words mean a lot, and are appreciated.


 


I'm wondering if the Dob mount for my Newtonian will arrive before of after this cast comes off ?


I'm wishing the days away ! 


Got another whole month to go yet.............. :(


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