Tuesday, May 23, 2017

In Case You Were Wondering, I'm Still Here

The building is progressing slowly. Very slowly. We have just about finished framing in the barn, and are living out here in our trailer. Not ideal, and I have had a meltdown, but we'll make it. Hubby started building the stairs to the attic last night so I won't have to risk life and limb climbing the ladder in order to get up here to use the computer. Once we get real internet instead of this hotspot, I hope to start posting again regularly.

Several weeks ago I decided it was time to move the galvanized stock tank pond down to the barn.  It was stuck off in the trees to keep it out of the way while they were building the barn, and I want it in place before they start backfilling around the barn.

After I got it in place and leveled, or as level as a slightly bowed metal tank can get, I decided to climb inside it to clean it before adding water.  That was easy, but when climbing out, I must have forgotten that I'm not as young as I used to be, and couldn't quite lift my left leg high enough to clear the rim.  My foot hung on the rim but the rest of me kept going over and I hit my right side on top of the rim before hitting the ground.  At first I thought I had broken ribs, but looks like I just cracked one or two.

Needless to say, I haven't been lifting too much unless I absolutely had to.  I'm almost 100% again and will try to remember my age in future projects.

4 comments:

Sandee said...

Oh no on the cracked ribs. Very painful. I hope they heal up soon.

Great to see a post from you and thanks for letting us know what's happening in your world.

Have a healthy and pain free day. ☺

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Sorry to hear about your mishap... hope you recover quickly.

Kate said...

Oh, that doesn't sound like fun at all (though it does sound exactly like something I would do). Hope you are feeling much better.

Luna Crone said...

We must remember our age, whatever it might be... In regard to falls.

We change, in various ways. It changes our balance and etc.

Please, be very careful.