My thoughts released; a mind set free
These pages contain my thoughts, from meandering ideas and persuasions to deep cerebrations and serious mentations.|
Why, for what purpose? To release my mind and set creativity free. Somewhere inside the constraints of my mind dwells a writer, a poet, an artist who paints with words. In here I release those constraints and set the artist free.
Perhaps, lost somewhere in the depths of thought, is a story or a poem, waiting to be written.
|I'm trying this again. Lately, I've had very little time to spend in WdC and the one entry I did manage got lost somewhere in cyber-space. It's been that kind of a month. Not necessarily bad, just very busy. I set my clocks ahead, but I still haven't found the extra hour it was supposed to provide...
Anyway, we have Max, a five-month-old Husky that keeps me very busy. We also have had the size of our living quarters doubled (two halves of a duplex rejoined into one house) so we have been cleaning, moving rooms, and reorganizing our household. One teen was in a play, so there was driving him to practice and back, the other joined robotics, so there was picking her up. And, there has been a lot of snow storms and cleaning up after them. Oh, and our boiler still cuts out at least a few times a day/night.
On top of all this, and as a result of some of it, the snow on the roof has gotten deep and a thick ridge (6" to 8") of ice has formed along the edge making the water from melting snow back up under the shingles and leak through the ceiling. Luckily we caught it right away and very little water damage was done, but it meant getting the ladder out and climbing up on the roof to remove some snow and try and chip some of the ice away. I also dumped a bunch of salt along and on the ice. Thankfully we had one of our niest days in a long time, and it melted back quickly and solve the problem.
Unfortunately, there is so much ice under the snow that there wasn't any stable footing for the ladder. Knowing this, I did anchor myself just in case the ladder didn't stay in place, which it didn't. When the ladder slipped out from under me, I was securely suspended by my anchor rope and was able to lower myself to the ground. But, once I was down the ladder decided to join me and topped over. It hit a bunch of ice and snow I had removed from the roof and bounced back into my leg.
It scraped up my shin and hurt a lot, but shins are like that. So, I didn't think much about it and hobbled around putting stuff away and going on with my day. That was a week ago and my leg still aches and throbs, it's bruised and swollen, and my wife thinks I may have cracked the bone.
Yeah, she also thinks I should see a doctor, but I don't think they would be able to do anything for it after this much time. Well, they would likely have me stay off my feet for a while, but with two puppies I don't see that happening anytime soon.
It's been a busy, crazy, stormy, and snow filled month and I'm definitely ready for April...
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