Arrgh. Sorry to hear about the Mrs.
Hope all gets better soon. Broken legs are never fun. Mine was back in 2003 when a piano came down on my leg.
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George W.R. (Bill) Davis, RPT, SERVP
2315 Rocky Mountain Rd NE
Marietta GA 30066
Oh yes, there is indeed a story. It's called "wait for your help to arrive before moving a piano across a river rock threshold". I used to move pianos all the time when I was back in Texas. The Brazos Valley is really very accommodating, mostly flat and ranch style houses. Easy. I routinely moved spinets, consoles, and studio pianos by myself. Old uprights occasionally (usually I'd get someone to help on those). Small grands (anything under 6') were a piece of cake with one person helping. Right equipment. Right size trailer. Done. 20% of my business.
Sometimes I'd get in a pinch and move small grands by myself. With the right equipment it's not a problem. Except when the "terrain" gets ugly.
Foyer was uneven river rock tile. 4" drop to sunken living room. I had help coming. They were late. I had two more moves scheduled. Small grand. I was impatient. Piano pitched and tipped away from me. Curve lined up perfectly with door jam so when the piano made contact the curve accelerated the piano towards me. In trying to control the falling piano (it was coming down on its top) the combination of the curve and drop sliding down the jam resulted in my left leg catching the brunt of the piano's weight as it came down. Drove my tibia through the top of my femur. I ended up pinned under the piano. Housekeeper went berserk.
Eight emergency responders lifted the piano off me. I was telling them how to move it. I didn't do any work at all for 3 months. Limited for another 3. Thank goodness for PTG insurance.
I was South Central RVP at the time. Slowed down my chapter visits. Dale Probst was a little peeved with me. (grinning here – everyone was great). I rode a scooter around for convention that year. TSA still sees the plate in my leg.
I laugh now – wasn't fun then.