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Feb 28, 2015
My Unfortunate Tale and a Free Fairie Pad Digital Stamp.
I have to say, it's been an interesting week! Life is anything but dull, although boring. I know, you'd think that last sentence doesn't make sense, but it does. Read on!
On Thursday the counter guys came to install my new counter top. I was very excited as it has been over 6 weeks since they were ordered. However, my future was not as bright as I'd imagined.
They immediately confessed that there was a piece busted from one of the counters, but they would have that replaced. Well, okay -- stuff happens, not a problem.
Then as they began to put it in it became rather obvious that something was terribly wrong. They told us our walls weren't straight, we nicely told them that the walls were the same as the day they made their measurements. They agreed. Sigh.
However, they continued to work at it, and so my DIL and I decided to go for a coffee as my husband was home anyway.
My neighbour has a pipe sticking out at the bottom of the driveway on the border of our properties. The pipe is in a bit of an alcove, as they cemented around it, creating a very uneven divet. My DIL was parked behind my husband, and so as I came around the car to step in the passenger side, I didn't see it and must've stepped in it.
Well, I went down so fast I didn't even realize it until I was sliding down the driveway (the driveway is quite steep as well). My foot immediately began to swell and I was in intense pain from my ankle and both my knees and my hands. I just had to lie there and take in the pain for a minute so I could manage it.
My poor DIL....all I heard was "Mummy? Mummy? Where are you mummy...what happened mummy, oh no, mummy, MUMMY!!! If I weren't in so much pain I would have burst out laughing. It's actually turned it into kind of a funny memory, oddly enough. Lol...
Anyway, I had her remove my one shoe right away. Later at Emergency they X-rayed my ankle and both my knees. I was happy to find out nothing was broken. The left knee took most of the fall, but somehow I pulled my right thigh really badly as well. My right ankle has a huge ball like swelling on the side and in the front that's all going black. My only complaint is that my knee is so sore on the left leg that I'm having trouble using it to balance and hold my weight while I maneuver around on crutches, since I can't put any weight on my right leg. I feel so helpless! Blech!
So although I have counters in, they don't fit properly and they'll be replacing them asap, hopefully in a week or so. I was happy that my ankle wasn't broken, but I am hobbling around on crutches for the next few days. All in all, it could have been worse.
The good news is, I have amazing DIL's! One came over the next day and made me breakfast and lunch, vacuumed, did laundry and some general cleaning. I like a clean house, so I thought it was super sweet! Then my other DIL came over and did some cleaning in the kitchen, brought me some food and then did my nails for me. So sweet!! I know my other DIL would have been here, but she's 16 hours away, She was very concerned though, and so were my boys! It's nice to know you're loved!
Anyway, now that I've told you my unfortunate tale, you know I've been pretty immobile -- almost to the point of boredom, as I mentioned at the start of this post.
So I made a quirky digi. A little Fairie Pad. :)
Ya, I don't know why. I can be a bit quirky and this just made me happy. You'll have to find your own fairie though.
I have studying to do! I'm teaching on Genesis 6 this week, and probably next week too because I doubt we'll get through it all. I'm a bit of a quirky, albeit detailed teacher too. Not for the faint of heart! Hehe --
Have a good week!