A Friend in Trouble

Friendship is a rainbow
between two hearts

Judith Baxter

Sometimes you have to put aside your plans for the day when a friend needs you. Today was such a day.

I had a call at 8 am to say that a friend had been told by an organisation, he knew not who had called him having been half asleep. at the time. The gist of the conversation and thus that which I received, was that another friend had a car accident last night, had broken her leg and was in the hospital. No further information was available except that it was close to a construction site.

Oh dear me. Chinese whispers. After many phone calls (none of the friends who live close by had even heard the news), the retirement village management was not aware of this, although it transpired that in the accident, she had driven through the main complex gates and shattered them. Anyway, I eventually tracked her down in the main hospital. She had dislocated her hip and was resting and I could pick her up shortly and take her home.

So today has been all about this friend. Taking her home, making her comfortable, making sure that one of the friends who live closer than me (I am 50 km away) could call in on her tomorrow.

So why am I telling you all this? Because I eventually arrived home at 6.30 pm needing food (missed lunch completely) and I hadn’t even considered what I would write about today. So please forgive me if I reblog a post from June 2012. it was a good day, all those years ago. My faithful companion Lotte, was still with me and all was well with my world,

To read the post entitled What a /difference a Day Makes, please click here.

So from a tired and weary blogger in Wellington, NZ who is planning an early night-

JB, June 17, 2022

20 thoughts on “A Friend in Trouble”

    1. That’s a very good question granny. Apparently she was trying to put the number into the trackpad and couldn’t reach she opened the door but left the car running and somehow I don’t quite know how her foot went on the accelerator and the car took off. Lots of damage and she ended up with a displaced hip. So lots of pain as well but this morning when I spoke to her she was bright and cheerful. And waiting for another friend to call-in


    1. Hello Mona. Nice to meet you thank you for your response but I was only doing what any friend would do for another. I’m sure she would do the same if the boot was on the other foot


  1. Judith, first, I am glad that your friend is bouncing back and that you were there for her. True, we may have routines but we never know what life will throw at us. (That was a biggie.) But I also need to tell you that it’s only now that I’m following your blog. Until today I had only found your posts on your joint blog with your friend Chris. And you’re blogging daily? What a commitment! This routine can have multiple benefits for you and your readers –and until now I had no idea 🙂 Yes, relax today.

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    1. Thanks Rachel. Chris and I started that joint blog at the end of last year and we ate right on alternate days. My other bloke growing younger each day I have been writing it on since 2011 I read bloke Chris’s post onto it and then replied mine from AWA as well.


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