Sunday, August 10, 2008

Summer of the Gimp

Regarding my last post, which was months and months ago... Ice Out at our house was officially May 12, 2008. Scary.

Well, here it is, August already, and what have I been doing this summer? Well, I started my summer like this:

Then moved on to phase two, which looked like this:

And now I'm in the fun ankle-brace, cane and physical therapy portion of the program. It looks like this and involves STEEL REINFORCEMENT. No, really.

Friday, June 13 (honestly!) I took the bottom step of the stairs (here at the house) just... wrong... and managed to sprain my ankle. Sprained it so well, in fact, that the tendon ripped a piece of bone off what they believe to be the "cuboid" which sounds more like a Lego than a bone to me. But the point is I broke a tiny bone in my foot and have spent the last 8 weeks recuperating. It's nothing I'd recommend, and fortunately it's been a very wet, very cool summer so I haven't missed out on too much. Bill had to chauffer me for five weeks or so (it's my driving foot, of course) and that was trying. But I've got my wheels back, and now the physical therapists are having their wicked way with me and leading me into new experiences of pain and torture (different than Bill's driving).

I'll do another update later this week, on my RAVELYMPICS 2008 event project. Currently, it looks like this:

I have until the closing ceremonies in Beijing to complete it. It's a sweater for Bill, so the odds are not good.

Catch ya later:


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