Saturday, January 17, 2009
Maybe I Am Getting Older
This has been a real winter. We have had a lot of snow and ice. I got to use my snow blower every day for a week or more. It hasn't snowed much since New Years and the snow has started melting on the South side of buildings. There are a lot big piles of snow by parking lots that will be there for a long time. And then there is the ice. Under all of the snow there is a thick slab of ice. A couple of weeks ago I fell on my butt getting out of my pickup at R Big Burger. No body saw me fall, so I wasn't too embarrassed. But, I hit my shaved head on a chunk of ice and I bled quite a bit while waiting for my take out order, felt a little funny sitting there holding a wad of paper napkins to the back of my head to staunch the flow of blood. It stopped before my order came. I still have a scab back there. Then, yesterday, it was really slick, freezing fog on everything. So, of course, I slipped going out to the car. I didn't fall, but I did some pretty fancy footwork and twisted my knee. Hurt like hell, still does, but not so much. It's the right knee, the same one that sustained a tear of my medial collateral ligament on my last day as a wrestling coach. I hope that I didn't complete the tear. I have fallen on the ice a couple of other times, but with no damage to my body, so I don't count them. I think I'll start using the walking that Cathy gave me 6 or 7 years ago. Hopefully I won't have to start wearing chains for my shoes.