Monday, February 11, 2013

The Trouble with Living Alone

or Lauren Fell Down Go Boom

So I had myself a little mishap this past weekend. I was stsnding on a chair, painting the ceiling in the hallway when the chair tipped and I fell.  Lucky for me, my shoulder hit the doorframe and kept me from smashing my head on the floor.  But it did knock the wind out of me and my ankle hit the ground really hard.

All I could think about while I was laying on the floor trying to catch my breath was that my phone was on the other side of the house and if I can't get up no one would find me for at least 12 hours.

After about 10 minutes I was able to stand up and while I am super sore and my back (and backside) are bruised, my ankle is surprisingly unscathed.

There is a lesson in all this - if you are doing any kind of work around the house, keep a phone within arms reach.  You never know when you will find yourself laying on floor hoping that some one will find you before your cat decides that you look tasty.

2 comments:

Jen said...

Ouch! Sometimes an injury can leave you so rattled, at first you're not sure what kind of damage it's done. Are you okay now?

Laurendy said...

I'm alright, though there is still some pain in my shoulder. . . I have since promised my mother that I will never attempt do any type of handy work without my cell phone tucked into my bra (none of my work clothes have pockets)