As you know I’ve gone back to writing the third book in the trilogy and it’s been coming along pretty well. I was up early this morning (5:30) and instead of doing a bit of writing which I normally would I decided to have a bit of a blast on Halo:Reach. In that strange way that seems to happen with computer games before I knew it the time was just after 10.
We decided to do some DIY since we didn’t have the kids today, but we needed to go to a DIY store to pick up some stuff, so off we went and ended up buying some new flooring for one of the rooms in the house. Not a problem, it’s a pretty square room, just the couple of doors to cut the laminate round.
So armed with the new super sharp laminate saw I started cutting the wood, slipped and went into my index finger. Deep. I swore. Loudly.
My wife came in thinking I’d just mis cut the flooring but saw me standing there with my finger in my mouth. When I removed it and she saw how deep it was and how much blood was flowing out she took me straight to the hospital where it was stitched and had a bandage put on it. Then she banned me from doing anymore DIY for the day much to my annoyance, I really wanted to get at least that bit slotted in.
Anyway, due to the bandage (and pain) I need to try to keep the finger straight, but I’ve cut it right at the side of the knuckle, so when I type it tends to stay pointed upwards. Now since I touch type that makes things a wee bit difficult, so as much as I’d like to keep working on the chapters full pelt it looks like it’s going to be slow going for a week or so. Still, I’ve learnt four things today:
- Sawing your finger deeply with a brand new sharp saw hurts. A lot. And bleeds on the floor. A lot.
- Typing with a digit ‘out of action’ is actually quite difficult if you touch type
- Seriously slicing my finger gets me out of DIY for the day (your mileage may vary and I wouldn’t recommend it, don’t try this at home)
- I don’t need that finger to play Halo:Reach
And the day started out so promising……