Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Thank goodness I had prepared yesterday’s post early Sunday morning, else wise, there wouldn’t have been one.

Sunday afternoon Mr. Pop and I decided we should do a test run on the new hurricane accordion shutters that were recently installed. Should a hurricane approach they will protect the alcove at the entrance to our home. The shutters are hung on either side of the entrance and they hang from a track overhead. When it’s time to use them all we do is screw in the lower track to the floor area and pull the shutters together and lock them.

So Sunday, we installed the track on the floor of the entrance. The next step was to pull the two accordion pieces together to lock them shut. I was sitting on the floor and looking to see if the track was clear of all projections from the installation screws. I told Mr. Pop not to pull the shutters together as I had my fingers in the track. Since he was on the other side of the shutters, he didn’t hear me and forcefully pulled the shutters together.

The next thing he heard was my scream of “NO!”. But it was too late and my index finger on my right hand was cut all to hell. There was blood all over my hand and I saw stars. Damn, it hurt so much. No stitches were needed but between the cut and the bruise, my right hand is basically out of commission for a while. I am typing this like a beginner typist (very slowly) and using my computer mouse is almost impossible. My left hand doesn’t know the mouse the way my right one does. So posts for the next couple of days will be shorter but hopefully sweeter. I’ll be back to visiting and commenting on your site as soon as I can. As Fred the Cat would say, right now this human has one super sore paw.


Blogger The Donut Guy said...

Get better soon.

Maybe you could have Fred do some guest posting :-)

October 30, 2007 2:43 AM  
Blogger WeezieLou said...

did mr PoP have suffer and consequences, like having fred pee on his laundry?

October 30, 2007 2:56 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Sorry for the injury. I know Mr. PoP is sorry and feels awful for being the cause of the hurt. Get better soon. In our married life I have been the cause of a few mashed Mrs Monk fingers in various construction projects so I think it must be a part of marriage.

October 30, 2007 4:12 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

Heal the hand and watch out for home improvements.

October 30, 2007 4:36 AM  
Blogger Fran said...

Sheeeeeeeeee- it! Ouch is an understatement.

Yikes PoP. Feel better.

Mr He Is has not caused me any bodily harm, accidentally or otherwise. However, we have only been married 6 months!

On my own, I did manage to shut my finger in the french doors that lead to the patio on Saturday. No blood but an "F bomb" was dropped and I had to pay my 11 year old step daughter $1.

You see- regular cussin' gets her a
quarter. F-bombs are a dollar. She does not make very much as not only am I careful, I am cheap.

Feel better!!!!!

October 30, 2007 4:52 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

Ow Ow Ow. I feel your pain. Put me in the general vicinity of anything sharp and I'm garanteed to try to lop pieces of myself off. Take care.

October 30, 2007 5:08 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I second, third and fourth (fifth?) that ouch. Get well soon!

October 30, 2007 5:11 AM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

Yeow!!! That sounds way too painful. I'd be F-bombing all over the place.

October 30, 2007 5:57 AM  
Blogger Sherry Pasquarello said...

hope it gets better very soon!

October 30, 2007 6:22 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

well did the shutters get finished-me- always practical! LOL I would have been screaming and shouting at least a week or so- time to ask for something you realy want LOL how about a meal out to a swank place? or maybe he should cook till its better! Aw just forgive him and GET BETTER SOON!

October 30, 2007 6:29 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Oh no!!! That sounds so painful! Now, if it were me (and I know you are much nicer than I am), I would make sure my husband felt just enough guilt to hire a maid to do all the housework for a month or so. But I'm Catholic, and we're really good at dishing out guilt. ;-)

Get better soon,kiddo. Don't worry about the posts, we'll all be here when you can type again.

October 30, 2007 6:30 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I hope your finger and hand heal quickly, Pop. If I lived closer, I'd come by and bring you some yummy comfort food, but I'll just have to settle for sending you good wishes from afar.

October 30, 2007 7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ouchy! I hope you have a quick recovery!

October 30, 2007 8:30 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Yikes!!!! Have Mr. Pop bring you a martini every 30 minutes, while you recover on the couch in front of the TV. That's some quality rehab.

October 30, 2007 8:37 AM  
Blogger Targa said...

I'd blame Global Warming.

Get well quickly!

October 30, 2007 9:45 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

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October 30, 2007 9:49 AM  
Blogger andante said...

Ouch, indeed. I would have hollered a lot more than "NO".

Many moons ago I broke my right hand and had to wear a cast from the fingertips to elbow for nearly 10 weeks. The entire right arm was basically a paperweight for that time. I couldn't hold anything, grab anything, and as a secretary I was extraordinarily lucky to have a compassionate boss.

I still have some checks I wrote during that time frame. I'm still amazed the bank didn't question them - did a 6-yr-old steal my checkbooks or something?

Anyway, much sympathy and good wishes for a swift recovery.

October 30, 2007 10:20 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...


get better quickly
fred the cat doesnt want to miss out on any food!

October 30, 2007 12:11 PM  
Blogger pineapple said...

That made me woozy just reading about it. I hope you heal quickly. And at least you can lord this over Mr. PoP anytime you want him to do something for you.

October 30, 2007 12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate when that happens.

dr. scott recommends a nutritious, delicious, double Mr. POP martini and 5 milligrams of hydro-codone (if there’s any handy.)

October 30, 2007 1:26 PM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Good Lord,
I cringed just reading this. So sorry for your sore paw. I sure wish there was something I could do. Cosmic catnip maybe? Patricia, Mr. Pop must have hanged his head pretty low after that. I almost feel as bad for him as I do you. I cannot imagine what Fred is thinking. Get well soon.

October 30, 2007 1:42 PM  
Blogger billie said...

mr. betmo tore 2 layers of skin off of his left thumb while tearing down the old entertainment center and assembling the new one. he is alive but barely :) it looks like raw meat- so i am sure he would empathize mightily- as he is left handed. feel better!

come by scrap paper if you want.


October 30, 2007 3:05 PM  
Blogger Dave The Angry Rhode Islander said...

I hope you recover quickly - your typing is much appreciated. And your husband should be showering you with affection and TLC till then.

October 30, 2007 4:48 PM  
Blogger Aaron A. said...

Get well soon.

October 30, 2007 8:24 PM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

hope you're finger and you are better soon.

October 30, 2007 10:48 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Very sorry for your misfortune!

October 31, 2007 2:59 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Fortunately, it is quite possible to grasp a martini stem without placing unwanted stress on the index finger, and it really doesn't look all that pretentious, so, phew! And heal quickly!

October 31, 2007 5:07 AM  

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