I was merrily going about my unpacking tasks, minding my own business (after all, who else is here for me to mind??), and I set a Visions Dutch Oven on the counter next to the sink so I could wash it out an put it away. I turned away to puck up another large item for the same and there was a loud crash followed immediately by pain in my left ankle. The dutch oven had slipped off the counter, hit my ankle, then shattered on the floor.
I had several thoughts that flooded through my mind. No, not those!! First was to keep the dogs out of the area because it was literally covered with shards of glass from hand size to minute slivers. Next I noticed that the dutch oven narrowly missed my grandmother's serving platter on the floor waiting it's turn for hand washing. Only then did it hit me how badly my ankle was hurting. I was having that stomach-turning pain that makes you hold your breath and you don't see well (what some call "seeing stars"), and you're afraid to move. Whatever part of the d.o. hit me landed on the top side of the protruding ankle bone where there is precious little flesh to protect the bone. I pulled up my jeans and found and already swelling lump about the size of a silver dollar and raised about 1/2 inch.
Well, I knew I couldn't just stand there, so I blocked the dogs from the area and limped to the deck to locate the ShopVac in the jumble out there. While I was out there I noticed that I have several small leaks that are dripping rain on my boxes and totes. yippee-skippee, yahoo, whoppee-ding-ding-dong, just what I needed. OK, that's for later. I got the glass cleaned up and then stopped to really think about the ankle. It was h.u.r.t.i.n.g. Big time. Swollen about twice what it was before. But it works, and although I couldn't stand much pressure, it doesn't seem that anything is broken.
I've taken a break. I'm having a little lunch so I can take medication for the pain. It really throbs, but it doesn't hurt more when I walk than when I sit down, so I assume it will be OK with time. I'll probably spend the rest of the day simply running things through the dishwasher and washing all the clothes and linens I've unpacked. I'm not carrying any more boxes or totes in. I'm done with that for today.
It is raining. It has been raining since late yesterday afternoon. I'd planned to go to the store today for a few things, but between the ankle and the rain, I'm begging off. I'm going to sit here and feel sorry for myself the rest of the afternoon. sniff.
Oh, yeah, my phone isn't working either. But ... it will be fixed by tomorrow at 10:30 AM. Yessir, rooty-tooty!!
Foot up. Tylenol in. 1:00 PM ... is it too early to drink?