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I really *am* falling apart - literally, sort of.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I was awake anyway, so it didn't make me too crazy to have to put the dog out at 4:30 in the morning. Dog went out, cats gathered around - hey, it's early, but feed us anyway! - and I noticed spots of blood on the floor. I looked at all three sleepy but hungry faces, and no one looked particularly off, so I assumed it had to be the dog that was bleeding from....somewhere. Then I noticed that the little blood spots went to the door and back again....but the dog was still out.

Weird. Cats seem okay....dog is still out ...there's no one left but....me! I lifted up one foot and peered at it - nothing there. Lifted the other one and sure enough, the bottom of the big toe is all bloody. And it's still bleeding, so it's not a ding, it's like a..slice. I washed it off, couldn't see or feel anything there, put some Neosporin on it and a couple bandaids. You know, it's hard to work on the inside of your own toe - harder than it used to be, certainly.

By daylight I'll have to conduct a search to see what it was that I sliced my toe on. I suspect it was glass, because I didn't feel it. My house has a certain "permanent construction zone" feel to it, plus rambunctious critters, so anything's possible. *shrug*

This is why people should sleep at night - it's dangerous to be out of bed.

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EDIT: 7:15 a.m.

AHA! I believe I've found the toe slashing culprit. My house has wide (18" to almost 30", some of them - can you imagine the *trees?*), plank floors, and there are fairly wide gaps between some of the planks. Just now I was coming back in from filling the outdoor wood furnace and saw something shiny. Bent down to examine it and discovered a shard of what appears to have been one of the 1" diameter Christmas balls, lodged in between two of the boards. I thought I vacuumed thoroughly, but apparently not thoroughly enough.

I probably ought to fill in those cracks at some point, but I refuse to polyurethane the floors (just because I think it's criminal to poly something this old - it makes them look fake somehow) and haven't figured out what to use yet. It'll go on the job list, but somewhere down near the bottom.
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LUNADRAGON 1/25/2012 3:35AM

    Ouch! One time I walked in my son's room and got a cut, and couldn't figure out what cut my toe, it was bleeding like crazy. Come to find out, the glass in a picture frame slipped out and somehow landed on the floor without breaking, and I stepped on the edge. No fun. Hope you feel better now. I hate breaking ornaments, they are so fine and I am afraid I won't get all the glass.

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HIPPICHICK1 1/18/2012 2:00PM

    OUCH!
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PUDLECRAZY 1/16/2012 6:45PM

    Ouchy! I hope it is a clean cut and heals up quickly.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/15/2012 8:54PM

    ouch on the toe. I agree, you need to stay in bed. LOL.

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CEKER9 1/15/2012 12:52AM

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I trust you're toe is better! Wood putty with stain would plug the holes and help you avoid the problem again!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 1/14/2012 7:26PM

    I worry you did not feel it. Although I sometimes get cut while doing gardening and do not realize it.

I wonder if wood putty applied then sanded, stained and shellacked would work for repairs?

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JLPEASE 1/14/2012 4:30PM

    Ouch! That sounds painful. At least you found out what did the damage and your pets didn't get hurt too.


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SHERYLDS 1/14/2012 3:01PM

    what worries me more is why you didn't realize YOU were the victim.
Do you have numbness in your toes....if so, have you had your sugar checked lately?
Please take care of yourself....GOOD people are hard to find emoticon

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JRSWHIMSY 1/14/2012 11:32AM

    Yeah, that'd do it...

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EMRANA 1/14/2012 11:19AM

  OUCH!!

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_UMAMI_ 1/14/2012 9:33AM

    I think you need some steel-toed slippers!
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FITSMALLCLOTHES 1/14/2012 5:05AM

    Yeah, up to the BR the other night and stubbed my toes so bad that I had to take a day off work. It is much better now and worked yesterday. My hubby bought me a motion detector night light! LOL. He is a hoot. Here I am back up at night....
Good luck to us both.
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