Tuesday didn't go down at all like a regular Tuesday. Rob called just after noon to calmly tell me he'd fallen off a ladder while pulling a wire for a security system install. He had lacerated his arm on a now broken beer bottle in an unfortunately placed box of empty bottles on the counter. He was patiently awaiting an ambulance to take him to an unknown hospital... oh, and he was not okay. Panicking, I made arrangements for Bennett and Audrey, who would be done with school in a couple hours. After many hours in triage at the first hospital and then a transfer (ambulance ride #2) to a hospital downtown, he could finally be seen by a hand surgeon. Dr. Champagne performed emergency surgery to repair one severed artery, one tendon and a partially severed nerve. All in all, about 50 internal, permanent stitches and 20 staples that will come out next week. Here he is a couple hours after the surgery, still trying to shake off that general anesthesia. We were home by midnight; the kids enjoyed their first sleepover at our friends'... thank goodness for good friends! The doctor says to expect about six weeks in the splint and 12-18 months for the "fuzziness" to subside in his pinky and ring fingers. We're pretty grateful everything turned out as well as it did - we know that the Lord is blessing us. Thank you to all who have called to check up on us and for all your prayers!