It's been a trying 5 weeks. About 5 weeks ago, my wife came down with a cold/flu that has bounced back and forth through our family and is still hanging around. I think we are getting ahead of it. On Dec. 19th, my wife tripped and fell onto the front porch. She landed face first and broke her nose. Had to take her to the E.R. She just had that fixed early this past week. Strangely, throughout all of it, she had very little pain? Praise God. This morning about 0920, I was taking our blind 9# Jack Russel out to do her business. Holding her in my arms, I tested the back steps for ice. It seemed OK so I let go of the porch post to step onto the patio. It was covered with black ice and I when down, landing on my left knee. Broke the knee cap into 3 pcs. The squad took me to the E.R. Got back home just after 1400 with a splint on my leg and a walker. Again, praise God, the pain is tolerable. Being a Holiday Weekend, services are limited. Will make an appointment with the doctor on Monday to determine our path forward. I'm not complaining. All things happen for a purpose and I still have far more blessings than I have problems. There are many that have far greater issues than we do. I'm still counting my blessings. Just wanted y'all to know just in case I'm not on here everyday as normal. Appreciate any support from y'all. Be careful and have a blessed new year.