Change of Plans

I had planned on starting a pot of chicken soup this morning but got sidetracked with laundry and a couple of other things. Tomorrow is another day. It’s 68° outside and a front is pushing thru. The wind is out of the southeast at the moment and will switch to the northwest later on and temperatures will drop significantly.

The Terminex guy was late getting here today. His name is Michael and he didn’t look good. At. All. Bless his heart, the poor guy had an outpatient procedure this morning and the doc said he could go on to work. Bad. Idea. He was really hurting. It’s his long day, sixteen customers. He was due here between ten and noon. It was two when he arrived and we were his fifth stop. Brad offered him some OTC pain reliever and he jumped at the offer. He wasn’t here that long, less than twenty minutes and that included spraying inside the garage, all around the outside of the house, around Brad’s shop, and dousing my yucca plants for tiny black beetles.

I am focused on Brad at the moment. He pinched his left thumb when he was in the shop earlier in the week and it is bothering him. He contacted our primary care physician who recommended a hand specialist. The only problem is their office closed early on Friday and he has to wait til Monday.

He was in to see his skin doctor first thing this morning for a regular appointment and the doc took one look at the thumb and said, “You probably should have had that drained.” Yeah, he was right. So, after he got home Brad started mashing around on both sides of the nail and…it started draining. He’s soaked it in epsom salts and cleaned it with peroxide after doing what he could, and his stomach would tolerate, to get the blood to drain from under the nail. Oye.

I’m keeping an eye on him and he assures me if the thumb starts feeling hot and/or swelling up again that we will head to the ER or urgent care clinic as needed. He doesn’t need an infection.

Left thumb compared to right thumb before he worked on it. It’s much better now and the pressure is gone. Yeah, that nail is going to come off sooner or later and I don’t envy him that.

So, now I am trying to decide what to do for dinner later and neither of us has much appetite at the moment, for obvious reasons. We may do something simple like a cup of condensed vegetable beef soup and half a sandwich.

I’m going back to my knitting while watching Law & Order reruns on TV.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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