Friday, January 23, 2009

Wheel is Turning~

It has been quite the week here in Lubeland. Monday work got underway on the house starting with some exterior work. I pity the poor guy who has been out in the cold all week, but today he had a glorious day to start fixing our front porch. They repaired an exterior wall that was causing a leak and put on new doors. I have some pics to post, but I think the card reader is up in the bedroom and that is just too many flights of stairs! Which brings us to Tuesday.... I was excited about the inauguration and spent the day glued to NBC. What an amazing thing to see all those people on the mall. I was getting ready to see the swearing in and had run down here to the basement to check my email when I noticed a light on that should not have been on. It is way up high above bookshelves and is a light we normally don't use. So I climbed up on the recliner and shelves to reach it when I felt myself lose balance. I fell down to the ground twisting my injury prone ankle and nearly knocking myself out on the concrete floor. I was all alone in the house with no cell phone on me and I sat there on the floor crying for a few minutes before getting myself upstairs. I continued to cry, half from pain and half from the emotions of watching the President being sworn in. I spent the rest of the day with my foot iced on the couch watching the world change. The last few days I have been hobbling around the house trying to do more than I can and paying for it in the end when I have to sit down because my ankle has become swollen again. Today I am finally feeling a lot better and I think my husband telling me to wear my sneakers helped. Two people asked me to go dancing this weekend and I don't see that happening yet, but at least I have been able to get stuff done today. Monday they start work on the kitchen! I am so excited. I have to get the kitchen emptied out. Maybe I will even get to posting those pictures this weekend.

9 comments:

stacycakes said...

you poor thing! i hope your ankle is better soon, but take it from someone who has fractured her ankle more times than i care to admit, do not dance this weekend!!!!! xox

AndiMAC said...

Aw man that sux. Ice and Ibuprofen are the best things to do for it. Take it easy this weekend.

becomingkate said...

Yikes! I am glad that you weren't hurt more!

Doug said...

Ow! Yeah, no dancing for you, Lubie.

gillardia said...

I'm glad you're okay! How scary to fall like that when you are all alone.

Gill

SunTiger said...

What joy to read about someone enhancing their home (given this economy -- where the newspapers would have us believe that NOBODY's doing that kind of stuff).

Keep raising that ankle. RICE = Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation to cure any sprain. {Sorry it happened.} . . . Somehow the EMTs forgot to mention "VODKA" (drink it. You'll feel better fast.)

:D

wildstorm said...

HI there!

Dorrie said...

it's work, but also fun to renovate. Outchy about the foot! Luckily you didn't get hurt worse. I'm always afraid of something like that happening with no way to reach someone (living alone has a few serious disadvantages....)

TuesdayPillow said...

RICE is the way to go - you can also strengthen it after it heals by (don't laugh) sticking it in a bucket of rice and rolling it around in different directions for about 3 minutes a day.

 
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