This past weekend was not the best weekend of the summer, to say the least.
As I posted earlier, we had a big storm at 3:00 am on Saturday morning. As a result, we lost two trees, lots of big and small branches, plus our electricity. On Sunday, after finishing cleaning up the branches, washing windows, sweeping, etc., I took the dog out for a quick walk before we were going to go over to my parents for a shower (the power was still out, and we have an electric water heater).
I was walking along our street, looking up at the storm damage, when I stepped on a branch just the wrong way. My ankle gave out and I fell on my left arm. As I fell, I heard a popping in my shoulder. I immediately knew that I had dislocated it. As I sat on the ground wondering how I was going to get up, Brix (the cutie pictured above) sat in my lap and licked my face. Luckily, we weren't far from home - I managed to get up and get to the house. We immediately headed for the emergency room, and in a few hours I had my shoulder popped back into place and my arm in a sling. (I'll spare you the details, but let's just say it hurt so much I'm just glad I didn't pass out. They put me out for the actual "popping", thank God.)
In the meantime, the power didn't go back on until almost 9:00 pm last night. There was another big storm that came through last night at about 11:30, but luckily the power didn't go out again.
After three days without power, one of those with a dislocated shoulder, I managed to make it into work today. I'm still uncomfortable, but at least the power (and the water heater) is now working. The shoulder is doing okay - it's achy and I can't move it much - and I'll find out more when I go to the orthopedist next week.
So, I know for sure I won't be doing any real gardening for the next few weeks, and I think I will just lay low with the blogging, too - I figure it's one thing I can take off my plate for the rest of the week. Plus, the typing probably isn't doing me much good. Of course, something amazing will probably happen and I'll be back in a few days, but at least now I've given myself "permission" to take the rest of the week off.
See you soon!