Assault of the earth
Thursday November 17th 2016, 12:15 am
Filed under: Family,Life,Mango tree

Typing left handed.  Slipped on mud in dark do still have teeth after picking/spitting mud out of them iced hand didn’t help called urgent care got told yes come got there apologizing for coming in four min before closing they splinted swollen finger–bones look okay though why did they ask about my head oh right of course they gave me info on head injuries and it took till just now to remember the word radiologist. Wasn’t in. Will call.

And Richard is my hero. Took good care of me.

Rueful.  Not what I planned. But the new Rios Solis yarn came with the mail about 7 pm and it’s a wonderful match: now I can finish that baby afghan and I wound the first one up immediately right before I went in the backyard because it’s really getting cold and an extra frost cover was going to be a necessity. (I did get it over the tree.)

Oh wait.

p.s. Earlier this evening while doing the first covering up the mango for the night–at sunset, reasonably, when there was enough light–I moved a board away that had been part of a border along the edge of the plants but had come loose with exposed nails (how did it get turned nails side up?) and I decided it had given up all pretense of being decorative, it was a hazard. Out.

And that is why, three hours later, I landed on soft mud only. My face would have landed right at those nails.


UPDATE 10:20 am. They called a few minutes ago. Fracture of fifth knuckle.

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Oh, no! I’m glad you moved that board. And thank heavens for Richard. Take good care of yourself!

Comment by Pegi 11.17.16 @ 5:19 am

Oh my goodness Alison! I hope you’re ok!

Comment by Jody 11.17.16 @ 5:53 am

Yikes! I’m so sorry you’re injured, but so glad you did think to move that board earlier. I hope the finger is just sprained, and not too long to heal. Do you have a headlamp?

Comment by DebbieR 11.17.16 @ 6:18 am

Stop it! Just stop it!

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 11.17.16 @ 7:15 am

That last line left me with chills. Glad you are ‘okay’, which is relative isn’t it. 🙂

Comment by Helen 11.17.16 @ 9:16 am

Ouch! Feel better soon…and take care. 🙂

Comment by Joanne 11.17.16 @ 10:29 am

Do be careful. That is not a good injury for anyone who likes to knit. . . or type . . . or play the piano . . . or even to play with grandkids. Heal quickly and well.

Comment by LauraN 11.17.16 @ 1:00 pm

Agreeing with LauraN! Hoping for good quick healing! (Glad you avoided nails, though!)

Comment by LynnM 11.17.16 @ 3:15 pm

Dear heavens!

Comment by Afton 11.17.16 @ 5:52 pm

I’ve told you before – BUBBLE WRAP! I must ask my sister in Texas if her girlfriend in San Diego might be willing to buy it for me – I’ll just have to figure out how to get it delivered. And I’ll ask your dear hubby to wrap you every morning before he goes to work.

Not sure what else we can do with you.

Glad it wasn’t any worse! Thank the Lord for small (or big) mercies.

Chris S in Canada

Comment by Chris S 11.17.16 @ 10:22 pm

Oh, I’m so sorry to read about the fall and the fracture. The thought of you not knitting is unreal. I hope you figure a way out of that fast, or just plain heal your way out of it quickly!

Comment by twinsetellen 11.18.16 @ 2:38 pm

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