Monday, February 05, 2007

Gone for a few days

I'm off on a business trip for a couple of days -- I'll be back by the weekend. Good news before I go: Erudite Redneck's Mama E.R. is getting to leave the heart hospital here and go closer to home for rehab. Best news in months for the whole family so we can all celebrate that good news!

I just took a tumble in the garage. To explain what happened, I have to tell you I've got a 1950s house with washer hookups in the garage. The washer is supposed to drain into a floor drain, but just letting the hose drain usually causes the garage to flood. So I created a makeshift utility sink from a large rubber garbage can -- the water flows from the discharge hose into the garbage can. I've cut a hole in the can and put a length of aquarium hose in the hole and then down into the floor drain. This lets the water flow more slowly in a controlled manner.

Well, controlled unless the garbage can tips and barricades the door. When that happens, as it did tonight, the garbage can can become wedged between the door and a shelving unit, making it virtually impossible to get the door open.

OK, well, I did get the door open. But then the garbage can tipped completely over, flooding the floor. And then I fell flat on my knees into the water and on the concrete floor. My shoes are soaked, my jeans are soaked and I think I did some damage to my knees just before I have to walk all day for the next three days. Owwwww.

Well, back to the laundry and to packing. I have to be at the airport at 4:30 a.m.


Anonymous said...

Ouch! I hope you're okay! Maybe some bricks or rocks in the bottom of the garbage can would keep it from tipping?

Have a good trip--and make it the travelling kind! :)

Erudite Redneck said...

Hope yer back, rested and ready!

Trixie said...

I started getting sick on the plane coming home. The only time I've been out of bed since noonish Friday was to go to church this morning because the bell choir was playing. If not for that, I would slept through. As soon as I got home I went back to bed for another 6 hours. Fever, coughing, runny nose, achy... you know... something like a bad cold. Or something.

Trixie said...

Oh wait... let me correct that. On Saturday I went to Target to get some "sick and whiny" supplies -- cough syrup, zinc lozenges, a multi-pack of Kleenex, and Hall's cough drops. Oh, yeah, and a bottle of Diet Coke.