This is just a short post to share my latest ordeal.
Last Saturday morning when the garage door spring did its thing, I knew right away that this was just the beginning of a hectic week, i.e. dealing with the car repair, the new garage door install … all hassles, not to mention the expense involved. The car did NOT need a new paint job – they buffed out the gouge and returned it to its former glory … my car is 10 years old, but only has 6,200 miles on it – it’s just a baby!
I wanted to put the car in the garage yesterday after the car repair shop returned it – it was lookin’ good, they even washed it. I was praising up Leo, after he had me check out the car, and then chatting it up with Jim, the handyman, who was up on the roof, while he was cleaning gutters and power washing the house with mildew remover (yes, I had a mildew problem on the bricks due to too much rain and lack of sun).
I was hot, as it was already almost 90 degrees F (32 C).
I have always opened/shut the garage door by pulling it up/down between the door panels. I’ve been doing that for about 40 years, give or take a year. I am tall, so I never used the “grab rope” nor the handle – don’t ask me why? When the installer had me try the door Tuesday afternoon, he watched me pull down the garage door and said “don’t do that, you’ll pinch your fingers!” I had no reason to go out into the garage until yesterday, Well it was hot, and I forgot and did what I always do and jammed my right-hand ring finger between the panels which have no gap in between, like the old panels. I let out a scream that would wake the dead (and said bad words – again). It’s a wonder Jim did not fall off the roof! I don’t think I broke my finger, but it is swollen badly and black and blue and purple.
I am going to try for that “me day” tomorrow – today is our Downriver Classic Car Cruise event and the local streets are jammed so I stuck close to home and I DID NOT go near the garage.
As the saying goes “I have no words”… but in this case, maybe I should say I have fewer words than usual as it is difficult to type. I am going to work today as my boss told me to take the rest of yesterday off to ice my finger and we’ll get the work done so we both have a longer July 4th holiday. I’m going to limit my time at the keyboard until I can type better, so bear with me as I will be a bit behind here at WordPress.
P.S. – These pictures don’t do the colors in my finger justice – it is much more colorful than that but I still don’t think it is broken (crossing my fingers anyway – oops that hurt!!)