Shortly after that last entry with the second prototype cabinet door, I was pulling 180°s off the lip of the bowl at the skate park (inline skates), and went down hard. Hard enough to hit my helmet. I breathed through it a bit, went and sat at the side, and then decided I shouldn’t be skating anyway if I was falling like that.
So I went home, and the next day my shoulder still hurt, so after work I went to the emergency room and was told I had an ACJ separation, which is where the ball of the top of the arm gets rammed into the socket of the shoulder hard enough to separate the three bones which come together from the back, the rib cage, and the collar bone, to form the socket. Tears ligaments, that sort of thing. So I’ve had my arm in a sling for a few weeks, and will probably be tender for another four.
But I’m starting to feel strong enough to work in the shop, which is good, because…
Today on Craigslist I scored a 10’x2’ maple countertop, which means I’ve got no more excuses for the first two stages of kitchen cabinet. It’s sitting on top of my car right now, I have to figure out how we’re going to get it down with me only having one hand in play, but I think 4’ of it are going to go beside the stove, I’m going to rip the remaining 6’ down the middle for a narrow countertop by our window, and use the remainder for a backsplash. Hopefully I can start on that this weekend.
-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke