Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy Friday

This is the pinky on my left hand.  It has four stitches in it and you do not want to know the gory details.  Suffice it to say that I am glad my neighbor was home and could put multiple bandaids on my finger.  Unfortunately, it was not enough.

I was hoping not to have to go to the urgent care place a few blocks away because I was expecting the service person to fix my leaking ice machine to arrive between 1 and 4 this afternoon and it was already after 1:00.  Alas, I had to go.  The good news is that my neighbor was able to let in the service guy, who then called me on my cell while I was waiting for the stitches.  By the time all was well and I got home, the service guy was long gone but I could not get into my driveway because the roofing people had parked in front of my driveway, blocking it.  Don't even ask about that.

My neighbor told me that the GE guy ordered 2 parts and will be back next Friday, but that he heard gurgling in the drain and I needed to call a plumber to check that out.  oh, joy.  THEN she said that my carpet in the basement was soaked, so down I went.  Indeed!
A little spot of water damage to the ceiling but the whole carpet wet.  Called the insurance company. I need the mold prevention guys with fans here.  Am waiting for a call from the adjuster. The plumber can wait till Monday, when my brother from Pittsburgh and his brood arrive to stay.  Uh - the downstairs guest room is soaked. Sigh...

Can't wait to see what the rest of the almost-over day brings.  I had planned to spend today working at home. So much for THAT!

I am left dominant, although there are some things I cannot do with my left and can only do with my right hand.  Using knife and scissors are the top two.  I also drink/dial the phone (or whatever you call it these days) and iron.  Go figure.  I am a crackerjack typist, at least 80 wpm -- but today, I am typing using my left index finger instead of my pinky, so there might be typos.  

Maybe I should order takeout tonight.  I was going to cook, but not while my finger is in pain and I can't get it wet.    I don't have anything I can even microwave -- so I might as well call Athena's Greek Kitchen and relax.

RELAX?? What is that?  I was planning to spend the day in the dye studio tomorrow - uh - nope. never a dull moment. I think I will read tonight and let the chips fall where they may, which they will do, anyway.


17 comments:

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

Ouch Rayna... and today is not even Friday 13th. Seems like you have had a rough one. Hope you mend quickly.

Sandy said...

Oh dear Rayna! Some of your guests might have to be helpers for a while.
Sandy in the UK

Connie Rose said...

Oy!! Hope the rest of your weekend is better than today was. And hope your pinky heals quickly. Good thing you drink with your right hand!! xoxo

Rayna said...

You've got THAT right, Connie!

No sewing for a while -- have to keep the finger elevated and on ice for now. Of course, chem ice, since my ice machine is off till next Friday. Sigh...

Ann said...

So sorry about your pinky and house problems but it appears you have a wonderful neighbor. And good take out nearby. Now if the jinx is cleared...

Marianne said...

En Français on dit : il y a des jours où on ferait mieux de rester au lit. Bonne convalescence et j'espère que tout va s'arranger assez vite dans la maison.

Linda Hicks said...

So so sorry to hear about these challenges...why am I not worried you will overcome! Rayna the wonder is not under, courage! Enjoy the reading and this too shall pass. Another friend also had that burst pipe or leaking pipe joint..not fun, Brothers coming. Hang tough!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Bummer! The best laid plans... hoping you heal quickly, the soaked carpet dries quickly, and you have a nice, uneventful visit from family, who of course will wait on you while you heal! Hugs...

RBCochran said...

You're kidding! Fast healing. See you soon.

Julie said...

I hope Saturday has dawned a better day for you. Heal quickly and get your visitors to pamper you or at least distract you :-)

Anne Andrew said...

What a tale of woe. Hope things improve swiftly and that your hand heals quickly. Hugs from here in OZ.

Vivian Helena said...

Hope this was not because of a rotary cutter... I recently cut my self with one, of course, putting my hands in a stupid position and cutting while sitting..
Thankfully, I had some butterfly bandages in the house..
You will heal quickly, and maybe it is a time to read a good book! hugs, v

Windy Hill Happenings said...

Oh Dear....What an awful day...they say bad things happen in 3s...sounds like you've had 3 x 3...Hope you have some good wine in the house along with a good book and also hope your hand and house heal quickly.

Natalya Aikens said...

oh no! here's wishing you will heal quickly and all will be well on the home front~

Deb said...

So sorry about the injury to your finger. Hope it heals quickly. I once was foolishly talking away while rotary cutting (I'm always talking) and that did not go well. I'm glad you were able to post as I always look forward to reading them. Take care.

patty a. said...

I am so sorry to hear that you cut your finger and I hope it heals quickly. Now you know we all want to know how you cut your pinky just so we can learn from your accident of what not to do. And now your have all those other issues going on, oh my! Hang in there and take care!

Mika Clary said...

Ouch. Though I understand why you left out the details. If it's a big enough accident, those band-aids would not had been enough anyway. At least you were able to get some medical help soon after. Adjusting could have been hard, especially since you seem to have plenty of tradesmen at work in your home. Anyway, I hope you have fully recovered from this injury of yours. Stay safe!

Mika Clary @ U.S. HealthWorks, Sunnyvale