Yesterday we got an early head start on the porch floor project at Quiltville Inn.
Yes, those are my skinny ankles in socks AND shoes no less – It was chilly yesterday morning, the seasons are turning and with the job at hand I was not about to slosh around in sandals on the wet grass getting to and from.
I never really thought of the porch floor as looking dirty before – but once that new coat of paint was down – wow. What a difference.
The step area here –
We put up gutters in the spring as one of our big jobs for the house. There were no gutters around the porch before which meant when it rained – it came off the roof in sheets everywhere, and caused a lot of splash back when it hit the ground.
You can see here the “not yet re-painted” part by the pillar – the rain and the damp has caused that wood damage, and we need to protect it further. Gutters have definitely helped and the new paint will also protect it.
It was a beautiful day – and we moved the dining tables and chairs and other big items from the unpainted back part to the newly painted part to make room for more painting.
And being told that I wasn’t needed immediately, I went to go take care of some business at the QPO for a bit – only –
I did a stupid thing.
I’m not even sure how it happened.
My sock and shoe clad feet went around the porch to the front steps to avoid the wet grass.
Maybe it is a combination of new bifocals and newly painted stairs, and the fact that athletic shoes sometimes stop abruptly on a solid surface while the body keeps moving forward with momentum.
I went flying down the front steps at Quiltville Inn and miraculously managed to launch myself onto the grass instead of landing on the herringbone brick sidewalk.
Grasping for the bush did not break my fall.
And yes, I looked around to be sure no one witnessed this spectacular move.
My ankle is huge and I seem to have pulled a muscle in my calf at the same time.
The worst part – with the internet still out I couldn’t reach the hubster by cell once I had hobbled and hopped to the QPO from the grass where I landed.
I thought I could manage it all – that if I just elevated it and rested it that I would be better by the time he came around.
And then the internet MIRACULOUSLY came on – while I was seated unable to really walk to do anything about getting orders out, etc.
I sent this message to the hubs who came running with an ice pack – bless him.
He asked what I wanted to do and I said “Please take me home for lunch. We’ll just leave the van here. It’s my gas pedal foot, I’m not going to be able to drive.”
Lola watching all this go down.
I could hear her tsk-tsking from where I sat!
This was my evening.
And yes, if you see a mess in the background, the basket holds all of Zoey’s toys – and as soon as you pick them up she will dump them all out again. It is like having a 3 year old in the house.
I have been accident prone in the past. I have used this ankle brace before.
I am doing ALL the things.
Naproxen as an anti-inflammatory.
And hand quilting.
If there is no improvement through the weekend I will go to the ER for x-rays on Monday. I’m not doing the weekend Covid circus at this time. Not after last weekend with the cellulitis. So we shall see.
In the mean time – I caught up on Click Bait on Netflix – a limited series. GOOD! I’ll be hitting up the Binge Worthy tab at the top of the blog to see what else has been suggested that I haven’t seen yet.
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I also finished Virgin River, season 3 this past week –
Ivy, watching birds.
Someone recently asked why we never see Ivy and Zoey photos together anymore and if she was still okay. Yes – she is just very independent and neither of them are satisfied with the new love seat recliners situation so they aren’t up on me where I can get snuggle photos.
But with me being laid up and hand quilting this weekend – we will see if they finally give in and get up close and personal.
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It’s time to start in on the fall projects – to pull out those oranges, golds and browns and dig in to some comfort sewing with the upcoming change of seasons!
And I’ll do my best to get those two new patterns ready as soon as I can get back to the QPO and finish the writing. For the next 2 days I am simply feet up in my recliner with ice.
I believe this with every fiber of my being, and it is simple as starting right now. Bum ankle or not.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!