Jumble Spoiler – 01/12/11

Ow :*(

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Visual Description:  Dueling frauds at the dais.

SCAIB  =  BASIC,  POKKA  =  KAPOK,  SMUTTO  =  UTMOST,  VEENEL  =  ELEVEN —   Giving us:  BSKAUMEN

Clue/Question:  The candidates were strange bedfellows but they had the . . .

Answer:  SAME BUNK

(Sorry about today’s delay.  Besides the snow messing up my paper delivery, I went and messed up my ankle . . . big time!  I slipped on some ice last night, and came down – with all of my weight – on the top of my left foot.  I thought that not only had I broken my ankle, I’d likely shattered it.  I was on my ass, and I had to scream for help.  I was in too much shock to use my cell phone properly.  Luckily, my wife’s cousin heard my screams and came and helped me up.  I had her get my wife’s walker, from her knee surgery, so I could get to the car.  Wife’s cuz doesn’t drive, and my wife was arriving at the park & ride.  Since it was my left, I was able to get her and then drive to the hospital.  I should’ve gone to Nyack Hospital, as I was half way there anyway, but I opted to go to Good Samaritan, because it’s 5 minutes from my house.  BIG mistake!  I was in the ER waiting room from 7:30 until nearly 12:30.  Finally got let in to where I’d be x-rayed and waited another 1/2 hour, in a hallway.  Finally was seen, by a PA, in the hallway, had the x-rays taken, by a guy who clearly didn’t want to be there, and eventually I was taken to a formal exam room.  Back comes the PA to tell me there were – miraculously – no fractures, and that it was a bad sprain.  They gave me a shot of some strong anti-inflammatory, threw on a cold-splint, and some bright yellow socks, and sent me home.  Wife had to clear the car at the hospital parking lot, then shovel a path from the front door to the car, when we had finally arrived at home.  It was probably 2:15 AM by the time  we got inside.  2:30 + by the time we got to sleep.  Wife stayed with me the entire time, despite my protests.  The kid’s a trooper!  Now, instead of me being the caretaker, I need to be taken care of.  Sucks!  Can’t take care of my dogs, or anything.  I have to go back and see an orthopedic doc in a few days.  Hopefully, there’s no ligament damage.  Keep yer fingers crossed, friends.  Hey!  The guys used “kapok” today.  Pretty cool.  Decent jumble.  Thanks for listening.)   — YUR


7 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 01/12/11”


  1. 1 merle67@bellsouth.net January 12, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    So sorry. We’ve got snow & ice down south (SC) as well. Feel better.

  2. 2 Mommyduck January 12, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Hi Yur!
    Wow! So sorry to hear about your painful ankle injury…and even more painful experience in the hospital!
    For what it’s worth…you are such a great storyteller…and I was riveted to your story about this icky experience!
    So glad you have a sweet and loving wife who can look after you!
    Feel better soon!!
    Mommyduck 🙂

  3. 3 LUJBEM FEJF January 12, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Dear Uncle,
    So sorry to hear (and see) about your ankle. That will teach you to go outside. Now just stay inside where it’s safe, and Jumble!
    LAHE SAFT. LAL HTE SEBT OT OYU NDA URYO FWIE,
    FEJF

  4. 4 Marc Berner January 13, 2011 at 1:16 am

    hope you’re felling better, yur!

  5. 6 unclerave January 13, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Many, many thanks to Marc B, Merle67, MommyD, and my fellow Mr. K! Knowing you guys care takes a little of the sting away. I wish it could magically take away the swelling and inflammation – and whatever damage lies beneath – as well, but I’ll take what I can get. I just hate being on this end of things. I’m the family Florence Nightingale. I’m the go-to guy. I don’t like asking for help, and therefore I kinda suck at it. My patience generally extends to others, very well. Much less so to myself. Besides being walked, my Ginger needs some (PROM) rehab on her surgically repaired knee. My son has been giving her her meds, and helps out walking her, but not without his usual griping and halfhearted efforts. I wish my baby girl was around, but she is thousands of miles away. And, by the time she gets home, she needs to get back to school. I just need to get better fast, or you’re all likely to see a really grumpy uncle! Pleas continue to send out positive energy my way. With all your help I’m sure that I’ll be able to get through this!

    Thanks again, guys!

    YUR

  6. 7 Lesley January 13, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I just found this website looking for Jumble fans and answers! My mom introduced me to Jumble about 4 years ago, but as a busy English teacher of grades 6-8, I had no time to do them. I retired in June of 2010, and now I try to do the Jumble at least 2 days a week. I confess that I am not very good, and a puzzle takes me sometimes 2 days to complete with husband’s help! LOL I am 55 and live in Jersey. Your ankle looks like my left foot did on Nov. 24th when I broke my 5th metatarsal just by balancing on my tippy toes. Well, I had dropped a bunch of stuff on it the previous weeks. 7 weeks in an aircast, and now 2 more weeks in sneakers. Make sure the ortho guy takes a real good look at the bones! I am not always the most patient when it comes to sitting still, so like you I went nuts, nuts, nuts while under recovery! Get well, and of course, do the Jumble! Talk to you soon! P.S.34″ of snow here! 5″ more came Tues. and more next week! Hubby shoveled all of it! I am Princess Tender Foot!


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