Monday, January 13, 2014

Training for Crazytown

Hello?

...tap tap...tap tap tap...

Is this thing on??

Sorry, y'all, that it's been so long since I've written.  I've been working really hard on my winter project.  Not the ceiling in the back bedroom, which was supposed to be my winter project and which got derailed when I got hurt.  A new project that kinda sucks:  working on the rehab of my right arm.  Turns out it's harder than I thought.  (But then, I go into almost everything thinking that it's not gonna be that bad, and then when it is, I complain about it.)

When the orthopedic office released me in mid-December, they wished me a merry Christmas and good luck but didn't refer me to physical therapy.  I tried for a couple of weeks on my own with limited success. Then I talked to one of the guys at work who's had a broken collarbone and surgery on both rotator cuffs (ouch!) and he showed me a bunch of exercises to improve mobility and get my strength back.  Dylan (my son) made a pulley for me which hangs from one of my door lintels so that I can use my left arm to pull my right arm higher and get those muscles and tendons stretched out again.  This is not fun.  But it's necessary.

So this is just to say that I'm taking the good advice of Laura at On The Doorstep, who advised me not to "go all Crazytown" with pent-up projects.  I'm behaving myself and working hard at physical therapy.  You might say I'm training for Crazytown.  I'll probably do a couple of little things here and there before then (like finishing the last couple of sawed-in-half doors and scraping some paint) but I expect to arrive smack in the middle of Crazytown about mid-April, with a big project that ought to make up for taking the winter off.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014