Yep, I’m running late. Last week was not one of my best.
Early in the week I picked up an old aluminum pole with a reflector on the top. The aluminum had disintegrated to the point of being full of sharp glitter-sized pieces that embedded in my hand. I had to check with Dr. Google to find out that it’s a thing that happens mostly during grinding. It’s called aluminum splinters or swarf. It took two to three days to get it all out. I thought that would be the worst thing that happened all week but it wasn’t.
Something I learned from that experience – I have Mr. Clean eraser sheets. They are very fine abrasive sheets to clean off sinks and anything that is delicate. I tried them on my hand and they did a good job of getting a lot of the splinters out. They also did a mild exfoliation and my hands were very soft. I was tempted to try on my face but thought better of it!
Updates – In the news Microsoft was recommending that everyone have the latest updates as they had discovered a weak spot that hackers could access. I heard that just before I went to bed so I had dreams of hackers having parties in my computer. I get the updates regularly so while I wasn’t initially worried, I did check first thing the next morning. All was good.
Then it happened – I was involved in an auto accident. First one ever. Scariest thing I’ve ever been through. It happened so fast there was no “thinking” time. I came through okay except for airbag injuries which are no little deal. It took about 24 hours until the discomfort developed but yeowza. Not only is my chest bruised but the muscles that radiate from there and my shoulders are incredibly sore. It’s a lot like being in a fight with King Kong and losing. Badly. Did you know that you use chest muscles to potty? Me neither!
It wasn’t all bad news – My head, legs and lower body were not affected. I can walk just fine and I didn’t get a headache from the impact. Best of all I was by myself. I had a vet appointment for Morgan later in the day and it didn’t happen then. Any cat in a carrier would have sustained severe injuries. Since it was a car system failure it could have happened anytime. I am grateful for small favors.
So how was your week? Hope it was better than mine!