I'm sure some of you realize that I am a busy body. Well, that all came to a screeching halt Sunday morning. This is where the stupid part comes in. As if you didn't guess right? LOL. Let me create the picture for you...
I had just helped my daughter find something in the garage and we were walking up the basement steps. At the bottom of the steps to the right is my extra freezer. Well, I have been having problems with the stupid cord coming out of the outlet. So I had a really good way to make sure it is plugged in every time I look. I have a clothes iron that if plugged in has a red light that lights up even though it's not on. You see where I'm going??? Well, I had used my iron for my quilt on Saturday and hadn't put it away and it was facing away from me so I couldn't see the light and I couldn't hear the freezer running. So my daughter was in almost upstairs when I decided to come back down the stairs to check the freezer. I stepped and totally missed the last basement step. Next thing I know my ankle rolls toward the outside of my foot almost touching the cement, I hear a crack, and down I go. And being the big baby I am I screamed and started crying my eyes out. My poor daughter panicked and didn't know what to do so I told her just to go upstairs that I'd be ok in a few minutes. Next thing I know Steve is running down the steps and wondering what happened. My ankle and foot instantly swelled and bruised. I figured ahhhh it's just a sprain so I told Steve I'd be OK. I've rolled my ankle before. He picks me up and carried me upstairs to the couch. Poor guy prolly has a hernia from me. LOL. So for the rest of Sunday I kept it up and iced it. I didn't want it to get stiff so I walked as gingerly as I could all day and figured I'd call my doctor in the morning. I thought something was wrong later when I uhhhh could feel a pointy protrusion coming out of the side of my foot. So being the paramedic I am I told Steve to feel and continued to push on it. LOL. Don't worry I then wrapped my foot and went to bed. Are ya bored yet??? Anyway, so I called my doctor and of course he was booked all day. I asked the office staff to please ask him if he could fit me in and order an xray so I could get it done before he fit me in. I worked for him a few years back so he knows I don't just come in for nothing. He said OK but couldn't see me until 8pm last night. Mind you I had 2 CPR classes to teach during the day so I was on my feet all day. Boot on my good foot and a slipper on the foot that is now the size of a watermelon. Anyway, I hobble over to the hospital get my x ray and was told to wait and not go anywhere. They were going to let my doctor know the results. Needless, to say I was told I had to be on crutches when I came into the doctor's office later. Dang it!!!!! So of course I busted out crying. All I could say was I need to be able to work. I've always been told "if you're going to do it, do it well" I don't think they meant this. I have a broken foot in the bones before my little toe called the metatarsal. It is a spiral displaced break. Uhhhh yeah that pointy thing was a bone sticking out on Sunday night. LOL. Then the even better news was I have a high 3rd degree sprained ankle that he says takes a very long time to heal and I don't have much tendon and ligament strength in my ankle. I have an appointment with the ortho doctor today to decide if I have to have my foot pinned or if I can get away with a walking boot. That brings me to since I'm off work indefinitely with no pay, you and me are going to get real close. LOL. Heck I'll be getting lots of crafts done right? So that means I have to post more often.
So my sob story is over. I thought I'd show how busy Steve has been. He is just whipping stuff out. LOL. Most of this isn't painted yet. That'll be my job while I'm off. LOL. We went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore and got all kinds of goodies to work with. Saturday I had to teach all day so again I came home to this...
Magazine toilet paper holder.
We found this green colored board on Friday at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Wooster. AWESOME!!!! spoon rack
I think this would look awesome outside with plants in both shelves.
The skinny table/ crock bench in the back is for me!!!! I will put in my dining room between my shelves Steve built me. He doesn't like the look of my old ironing board there. Though he just says I needed more options to choose from. LOL.
He LOVES making the candle holders can you tell? The spoon rack is cool too. Can't wait to paint it.
Of course I've been quilting A LOT the past few days. So I'll show you the progress soon. Now I have the time to get caught up with all of my blogging friends too! Steve says this time off is a sign that I needed to slow down a little. Maybe so I guess I'll see this afternoon when I go to the specialist.