After the draught, the rains came. And Came. And Came. When we bought this property in 2015, the water was farther from edge of retaining wall than with this draught. However, it didn’t fill up as fast, taking a couple of months. Right after moving in in 2016, I broke my ankle trying to rescue plants from a rainstorm approaching.
Well Monday morning I hurried to get Charley outside to pee before the rains set in. I took a tumble from the back stoop while holding Charley. We both went flying. I hit my left wrist (back of hand) on a curb (I think) and Charley cut his back paws on the broken pot that I crashed into.
This was all before I’d had even a sip of coffee. I managed to get up and scoop him up and stumble into the house. Blood is getting everywhere. My wrist hurts like anything. Bob comes in and I tell him we need to take Charley to the emergency clinic. We paused long enough to dress. I put in my one contact. Clutching Charley and his bloody towel we set off.
By the time we got to clinic the bleeding had stopped, and he could walk without limping. The nurse looked and didn’t see anything wrong with his paws. And they didn’t even charge us!
We stopped at Walgreens so I could get a wrist brace and Charley could pee, becuse he doesn’t go out in the rain. Hence the concern to begin wiht. Then picked up breakfast from Dunkin. It was definitely a day that needed Dunkin.
I have two blogs to write this week, so today (Monday), I’m doing mine. Wednesday, I’ll write the one for the WORD BY WORD Blog.
Tuesday now. Late yesterday afternoon, I broke down and went to Care Now to check on my wrist/back of hand. Thankfully, the Xrays did not show a break. I have a new brace, need to ice frequently, and keep it elevated. Use asprin as needed for the pain. And keep this up until I don’t have pain when I move my7 hand anymore—6 to 9 weeks. Yikes. But no surgery. I’ll take it. I use my left hand for a lot of stuff. Bob is going to get tired of me asking for assistance for so many tiny things. He’s been great, but this will get old.
We are grateful for the rain, but not the flooding. My daughter told me I need to not go outside to do anything before a storm since I don’t have a good track record. (See first paragraph.) 😊
So, have you gotten any of this crazy rain sliding across the country? And when did the meteorologist start calling rains a “monsoon”? That’s a term I associate with Asia. And “cyclones” are in the Pacific. The other day, the weather person referenced a cyclone hitting way south Texas and Mexico on the Gulf side. What’s going on?
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