Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bruce's Black Eye

No, I didn't hit him!  Yes, it is his left eye that is blackened and I am right handed, but if I had hit him, I would have aimed closer to his chin!

No, he did not fall, nor did we have a traffic accident.

We were setting up our "home on wheels" in the meadow on our son's little farm.  We were commenting on the destruction still evident around his neighborhood from their latest storm.  That storm included wind gusts of 90 miles per hour and a loss of electricity "for 8 days, 3 hours and 52 minutes" he reported. Up and down his road, it looks like a battlefield in a war on trees.  The house at the corner was totally destroyed when a huge limb from a nearby old tree fell directly on it.  Our son lost parts of 4 trees but had no property damage. Everywhere you look there are trees down, limbs broken off and hanging precariously. 

But that storm went thru nearly 2 weeks ago, and had nothing to do with Bruce's black eye!  His injury was much less dramatic, but really a freak occurance.

He was unloading this harmless-looking step stool from its storage compartment.  It got caught inside the doorway and, as he pulled on it, it broke loose and ricoched into his left eyebrow!  The wound wasn't large but was just an inch or two above his eye!  It didn't bleed much at all, but the next day he had swelling and discoloration around his left eye and the left side of his nose.  Each day the colors seem to get brighter but fortunately he doesn't have any pain in it at all!

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it (until I can come up with a better one!).