Boxed in
Thursday September 26th 2019, 10:10 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit,Life

Neighborhood Fiber Co’s Studio Worsted in I’m sure the Georgetown colorway, knitted for Mathias two years ago, wrapping Lily now and somehow he didn’t mind.

I remember the pattern as being both simple and annoyingly requiring constant attention, but you almost can’t tell what it is now after all the trips through the washer and dryer. But for an Alaskan baby it’s perfect: fulled and dense and warm and pretty soft. I was pleased with how the depth of color and the blanket have held up, so I thought I’d give a shout out to Karida Collins and her work.

Meantime, yesterday I went to get the mail. I put the heavy giant-burrito-shaped box (Huh. I wonder what that is) on top of the big one full of bottles of soap that I got lazy and simply ordered because hey, Prime, and then while balancing those reached for the envelopes in the box at about the same time I turned to go back up the walkway.

Burrito Box started to roll off.

It wasn’t mine and I could only assume it was highly breakable. You don’t want those resistors coming off that motherboard, or something. I jerked the lower box upwards to save it.

And instantly thought, No you didn’t.

No. I was being firm about this.

You did NOT just break your rib getting the mail. (Idiot.) Who DOES this??

I ignored it–till I admitted to Richard what I’d done, and later that every deep breath on the treadmill hurt.

We should go in?


Woke up this morning, rolled over, and felt some kind of snap. OH. Okay then.

And that is how I got to spend time with my new doctor today. She pushed and considered and ordered x-rays, and the verdict is that I managed to skewer the edge of that thing right into where the joint in the rib is–but I did not break it.

So no sharp ends poking around in there?

Nope. Bruised the cartilage, and it’s going to hurt for a few days.

Yay! Fire up the treadmill, I need me some walking time!

And (note to self after finding that the first of those bottles of soap had the lid almost entirely unscrewed, with the predictable mess) next time just go out and buy the stupid soap at Target, lady, willya?

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Call Amazon and let them know. They can either credit or replace.

p.s. glad you are back.

Comment by Anne 09.26.19 @ 11:54 pm

Keep safe.

Iā€™m going to that yarn shop this weekend.

Comment by Afton 09.27.19 @ 4:04 am

Ouch! But happy it’s not worse. I second the suggestion to call Amazon. They will credit and/or send you more.

Comment by DebbieR 09.27.19 @ 6:26 am

How in the…? Really? Sending out a prayer of gratitude that your condition is not worse.

Do let us know how good (or not) Amazon customer service is. šŸ™‚

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 09.27.19 @ 6:52 am

OUCH! That smarts! I’m so glad it’s just a bruise, though. I agree – let us know how customer service works out!

Comment by Pegi F 09.27.19 @ 7:16 am

Ouch! I’m glad you didn’t do more damage.

Comment by ccr in MA 09.27.19 @ 12:39 pm

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