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23 July 2018 @ 05:30 pm
The weekend injury report...  
Actually, these all happened on Saturday. Hoo, what a day...

#1) Yellow jacket sting on the upper chest (incurred while bicycling, AS ALWAYS).
#2) Extra sting around the side of the waist (same insect as above. That's how I know it wasn't a honeybee).
#3) Tripped on the edge of a stair getting off a ladder (pruning trees), and crushed my mid-rear against the stair above THAT. Sonofabitch, that hurt. Still does!
#4) Avoided tripping on stair again later after repositioning ladder, but rammed my shins into a ladder rung instead.

And yet, I will take this if the other choice was to have something happen on Sunday, when I was up on the roof. :O


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swirlsofblueswirlsofblue on July 24th, 2018 03:58 pm (UTC)
Eep *hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on July 24th, 2018 08:47 pm (UTC)
The rump injury had a knot up through yesterday. :O

Huge dark bruise, and very tender. I might have chipped a bone back there (like, a vertebra), but it's not as if you can splint it. Ugh.
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on July 25th, 2018 02:30 am (UTC)
Please take care. I think the heat's getting to people. So many accidents.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on July 25th, 2018 06:55 am (UTC)
I should be done with ladders and getting up on the roof for awhile-- at least a year, I hope, since I avoid them whenever possible.

How are things with you these days? I haven't seen you around in ages!
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on July 26th, 2018 04:08 pm (UTC)
LOL! The roof is a dangerous place to be, especially in the summer.

I'm trying to be better about checking LJ but work is killing me^^
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on July 26th, 2018 06:24 pm (UTC)
I had fully geared myself up to go to the top story, if necessary, but I can only get there (safely) via a short stepladder and then marine-crawling my way up. It was too hot for that, and that was probably all for the best. I was able to get that one elusive tree limb trimmed back enough to remove the final critter access point to the top level.
Peter: Make Tea Not Warpeterb on July 27th, 2018 11:05 pm (UTC)
You remind me of my dad. His ability to incur random injuries is borderline legendary.

I've inherited his ability to bleed unexpectedly, which is nice.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on July 30th, 2018 11:55 pm (UTC)
To be fair, the last ladder-related incident was over 30 years ago, so... \o?

Though even once is more than anyone wants!
Peter: Make Tea Not Warpeterb on August 1st, 2018 10:41 pm (UTC)
it's not a great gig :/