a bad day
this morning at work my boss and i were moving some furniture and stuff into the trailor for a tip run. after all the rain we had we flooded a bit and some of it really wasnt salvageable so we thought a clean up was in order.
now, since the fire some of you may know that half of the shop is a construction site and the builders are not that careful about how they do things. we went to move a gate together and something scratched my thigh. it felt like a bit of wire or something and stung a bit, so i glanced at it and.. well. i had brushed the corner of a sheet of galvanised steel roofing and really sliced my thigh open. like, about 3 centimetres deep.
so my boss panicked, wrapped my leg in something, carried me through the building site and got me to the hospital where i eventually got a local anaesthetic and 10 stitches.
it hurst like a bitch now the anaesthetic has worn off but i feel ok now. was pretty queasy and in shock initially.
i get three days off work and am promised it will heal fine - i was lucky that it was a straight cut and gruesome though it looked it missed all the scary veins and only just got the muscle. so, so long as i escape infection it shouldnt be too much of a drama... except the pain for a few days.
and nobody worried, its all covered by workers comp (though it was in no way my boss's fault, the building blokes are liable). sherpa is teasing me that i ought to sue but.. well as long as it heals nicely like the dr said and all (and i get paid for any days i miss work - i'm covered for this week, dont you worry) i dont think thats going to be happening. and yes, nobody expects me to go back to work in a hurry - i thought my poor boss was going to cry, he was absolutely freaked out! but apparently i am a real trouper (truth is i had to stay calm because if i lost it then there wouldnt be anyone who knew how to spell my name ;)
and i can now say for sure i have fat thighs - i've seen the fat in question!
on more pleasant topics, i'm onto the 7 chart for my peacock feathers shawl and it's gorgeous. i'm very happy with it. luckily i am now lucid enough to read the charts again so i guess thats what i'll be doing while i rest and recuperate. i'll pop a picture up later tonight or tomorrow.
Ms Spider xo