This morning I was about to start tiling my kitchen. Not an exciting sounding day, but I like doing things like this even though it can take ages. It’s a lovely sense of satisfaction when you see a finished project.
(Warning – if the sight of blood upsets you do not read further down this post!)
I was measuring up and marking places on the wall with a pencil – then the phone rang. Off I went back in the living room to answer the phone. It was just a flipping telemarketer. I politely but assertively ask they go away and not call again. My phone is a cordless phone, which sits on a table top near but under the tv. The tv itself is on a swing arm so we aim it at the sofa to watch tv, or face away from the sofa if the lads play Kinnect so they have more floor space.
Yesterday Jen played Kinnect but I didn’t notice the tv wasn’t quite back in it’s usual place.
I bent down to put the phone back and thump. I nearly take my eye out. A lot of ouchy stinging pain and a bit of blood. I went on automatic – wiped my face, applied pressure to the area, and then got a bag of frozen peas. It hurt more because of the ice but I was pretty sure I was meant to do this to limit the bruising. Whilst defrosting vegetables I phoned my local doctors. I explained what had happened and was told to go to A&E. I asked “are you sure?” and was told, “yes, this does count as an accident.”
Good point, it was definitely an accident, who would do it on purpose. If I had hit just 2cm further across I might have blinded myself in honesty. I was lucky in a way the impact was against the bone of my eye socket. My eyelid is puffy, and my vision is a little fuzzy but it’s unlikely to be permanent.
So if you’ve got a flatscreen telly do not put your phone underneath it. I learnt that lesson so you didn’t have to!
Anyway I got home and carried back on with my tiles. I have mainly black and white but with just a handful of red and blue mixed in. I wanted it to be like a chess board, but a little quirky.
I realise the photograph doesn’t pick out the blue tiles, but in daylight they do stand out beautifully. Of course whilst I do DIY the house gets a bit messy but never mind!
Doing housework might make the house look better but DIY is an improvement that lasts so sod the housework I say.
Are you doing any home improvements of your own? Or have you had any really daft accidents like mine?