Monday, January 30, 2012

The Accident

Have you ever had one of those moments when you knew you were doing something potentially unsafe....but you did it anyway and lived to regret it?  Well, that was my experience when I was standing on a 5 gallon bucket of joint compound, jumping on the edge to get the darned thing to close.  Next thing I knew, I was lying on the floor with my wrist bent at a very odd angle.

I was home alone - Richard was at Home Depot.  Thankfully my friend Lynn was able to be Florence Nightingale (it helps that she's a nurse practitioner) and drive me to the emergency room.  She also had the presence of mind to pack my arm in snow, which kept the swelling down while we waited.

Wallpaper is easier to strip with 3 hands!
Turns out, I broke both my wrist and foot, which is going to slow down our progress on our project.  Richard is a trooper and is doing the heavy lifting.  And Lynn came to help me strip wallpaper (Note my fancy Hannaford bag as a cast cover!).  

And I have promised to stay off of joint compound buckets!

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