May 31 2010
Let’s see, what’s new? Oh, I know! I may or may not have broken a bone in my finger. Last week, The Man and I were working on getting a gate installed, so that eventually I can just open a gate and walk into my berry patch instead of disconnecting a section of fence and crawling under the netting. So, I’m holding a post, and he’s got the fence-post rammer in ramming position. And then he brought the rammer down, the post slipped into an old hole that we weren’t planning on using, and my finger got squished between the gate and the post, or the gate and the rammer, or the gate and God’s Angry Hand Of Vengeance. Whatever happened, the outcome was not good for my finger, which would no longer bend and the second knuckle and was swelling alarmingly. I went to the doctor the next day (because this happened at around 6 PM) and got some X-rays done, and was told by the X-ray dude that it might take 2-3 days for the films to be processed and for anyone to get back to me. So, I waited two days, and on Friday, after hearing nothing, I called my doctor only to find that his whole office had shut down for the holiday weekend. I guess I’ll call them tomorrow. This must be that outstanding American health care system that everyone is so adamant that we never change.
So, this weekend we ran around a lot. The Man went to a minor-league baseball game on Friday night, and I did not. On Saturday, we went to a birthday party for D– and C–’s daughter, who is now 16 years old. On Sunday, we went to church, then Grandma’s, and then to The Man’s dad’s house. And today, we worked and worked, mostly at getting the pool up and some water in it. Filling the pool is a 3 – 4 day process, because instead of paying someone to bring us a whole lot of water, like sane people, we use a hose. The Man also mulched around the dwarf cherry bushes, and I mostly stood around and stared, because having a gimpy finger makes it hard to pull weeds and stuff. Setting up the pool was a real blast, too.
The other thing I accomplished this last week was getting a web site up for my “business”. If you are interested in seeing what I’m up to in that line, check out aftertwelveonline.com.
Annnd…the kitchen ceiling just started to leak. Joy. Must go. Must get a bucket.