Well, it has been some time since I have posted here on the Blog. Truth of the matter is I just have not had much to speak about so far as fishing news is related this season. A VERY disappointing accident has had me sidelined since the first week of April and the doctor figures me to remain so until early June ūüôĀ The short version is that I broke the fibula in my left leg and the long version follows below.

The nasty winter we had this year did not let me get the cover off of the boat until the April 1 as one late season snow after another seemed to keep hitting us. I was able to get a break in the weather on April 4 and managed to start on the usual Spring commissioning tasks of getting the boat ready for launch. I posted the following picture on the Maybe Tonight Charters Facebook page and all was starting to look good.

Finally got a day to work on the boat

Finally got a day to work on the boat

That is until April 6th. As luck would have it I managed to find a way to spastically trip over a gate we have in the house to keep our four dachshunds out of the living room. After an extremely UN-GRACEFUL fall I was left on the floor with what I thought at the time was a bad sprain. A visit to the hospital for X-Rays proved me wrong. I had broken a bone in my leg and estimated time in the cast was 4-6 weeks!!!

April Bad NEWS

April Bad NEWS

Fast forward to my¬†May 16 Dr appointment and I finally get the fiberglass cast cut off but my happiness was short lived as the cast was replaced with a ski boot type of contraption and I am then told by the doctor “I will see you in THREE WEEKS” That brings me out to June 6 for my next visit where hopefully this mess will finally end.

Three Weeks with "THE BOOT"

Three Weeks with “THE BOOT”

So, here I sit, looking out the window at the boat STILL sitting in her Winter resting place in my driveway and STILL needing the remaining Spring chores completed before her 2013 launch. I get the added joy of having to clean  all the tree buds/pollen/twigs that are part of the Spring blossoming process out of the boat!!! In a typical season the boat is LONG gone before the trees start dropping their junk but this 2013 Spring has been anything but typical to date.

I am relegated to visiting¬†waterfront locations where I can sit in the truck and watch the boating and fishing¬†activities going on while waiting for this leg to heal. I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to being able to join in on it!!

Spending some time near the water

Spending some time near the water

I have had a GREAT deal of support from my family and friends. My wife Donna has been just AMAZING to me as she has basically been my personal caddy for these past weeks. What a lucky guy I am for having such a treasure of a wife.

I would also like to thanks all the  folks following Maybe Tonight Charters on Facebook for their well wishes and I hope to be back in action by the middle of June and actually posting some FISHING related news then!!