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July 15th, 2005

10:07 pm
So Very Tired...

Yes, I was off work for two weeks with this broken leg crap and I didn't write squat. What can I say? I'm lazy. Also unless y'all want to read about Star Trek reruns and cartoons there was really nothing to say. My leg is broken. Crutches suck. I'm tired. Yadda yadda yadda. The highlight (lowlight?) was when I dropped my cell phone in the toilet. How? Well, I needed my hands to crutch. I had no pockets on me so the cell phone was in my waist band. It's a small phone. I have a big ass. Thus, I forgot it was there. I went to pee, pulled down my drawers and heard a plop. Without even thinking about it, I reached in to rescue the phone. It was in the water for about 2 seconds and it seemed to be fried. It was tragic. My drowned cell phone sent me over the edge into a near nervous breakdown because I was just tired of having shitty stuff happen to me. I cried like a baby. It was very pathetic. I called my Grandma and boo-hooed at her. She told me that she knew someone who did the same thing and the phone started working again after a day or two. I didn't believe her, but it's not like I had a lot of options. So I let the stupid thing dry out overnight. Much to my amazement, toilet-phone fired right back up and has worked ever since. All that blubbering for nothing. Now I feel kind of silly. Anyway I learned a valuable lesson. Cell phones, waistbands and toilets are not a good combination. Also, Grandmothers are very wise.

As for my leg, I have once again proved myself to be a freak of nature. Just as my doctor feared and suspected, I totally hyper-extended my knee without tearing my ACL. (I'm very bendy.) My doctor just couldn't understand it. She thinks I'm Gumby. She said she's treated tons of hyper-extended knee injuries (usually the result of skiing accidents) and has never seen anyone do it without tearing an ACL. None of the other docs in the office had ever heard of it happening either. I'm just a freak. But I'm a freak who doesn't need surgery so there! On the down side, My bone break is in a real slow healing part of the bone. It's at the top of my shin bone just below the knee cap. It's a tricky healing process and I'm not allowed to put ANY weight on my leg for 2 to 3 months. Can you believe that? 3 months of crutches for a little bone crack. And it doesn't even hurt. I think the doctor is exaggerating so she can scare me out of playing beep ball again. Whatever. It'll take more than 3 months on crutches to get me to quit. Silly doctor.

In other non-leg related news, Randy and I bought a boat. Randy and I have been going back and forth about a boat for 2 years. He wanted a newer, bigger one and I was perfectly happy with the little one we had that was already paid for. Boats are basically a waste of money. I mean if you're lucky, it gets in the water 10 times a year. And boats are freaking expensive. Randy was lusting after various boats that cost anywhere from 30 to 40 thousand dollars. That's insane. Boats like that are for people with disposable income which Randy and I definitely are not. So finally, reality set in with Randy and he started looking for a used boat that would make him happy. I still wasn't interested because the used ones he showed me were in the 20 to 25 thousand dollar range. Still insane. But then last week, Randy found a 2000 Hurricane Fundeck 226 that was an absolute steal. I'm still not in favor of spending money on a boat but this thing was such a bargain that I couldn't say no. We could turn around and sell it and easily make 3 or 4 thousand dollars. Probably more. The tricky part is that the boat was in Georgia. But after talking to the guy and seeing pictures, Randy was sure that this was the boat for him. So I caved. It makes him happy and it's not going to kill us. Plus, now I won't have to suffer through any more boat begging. Everybody wins. It really is a cool boat though. It's totally decked out for fishing - trolling motor, tons of rod storage, fish finder, live well, etc.. I can't wait to see it. Randy is on the road at this very moment towing it home. He went with a friend and they are towing it straight to Lake Eufaula. They should get there early tomorrow morning. I'm going to meet them there tomorrow afternoon with another friend. I'm really excited about it. I'll get some pictures up ASAP. (and this time I REALLY mean it, pictures will be posted!)

So that's the big news. I've got to get my ass in bed. I'm exhausted. But I think I'll call Randy first and make sure he's ok. This long trip towing a boat makes me nervous. I've been worried about Randy ever since he left yesterday. It's tortuous. Later.