Ouch … that’s what I get for not being careful

Posted By on November 2, 2008


While working in my garage this weekend, I foolishly let a metal rod swing down and hit me in my arm. Thankfully no bone was broken (from what I can tell), but the bruising did initially make me wonder. Ouch.


  • Ericka

    You should get that xrayed.

  • Gary

    Okay, that does not look good. Go to a doctor, then take some meds! I know a great 2M that will take a look at it for you…hahah. Take care, Gary

  • Jacob

    Rich, you should definitely get that looked at. It looks pretty harsh to me.

    On a totally unrelated note, based on seeing it on your blog I checked out the “Better Off” book. What do you think of it? I really enjoyed it, though it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. Still a good read none the less and definitely motivated me to some degree to take up some things that involve less tech.

  • Thanks for the advice guys … although the swelling is down today and it is just sore. I think I’m ok.

    Jacob — as for the book “Better Off” … its an interesting book and not at all what I expected either. BUT … having had a couple Amish women live with us for a couple years when our children were little, I enjoyed the ‘experiment’ by the author a little bit more than most.

    As someone who enjoys both technology and simplicity, I find myself torn as to what is harmful to me and my family and what is helpful. I picked up the book on the advice from a friend who is a sailor — and is moving forward from a place in life that I gave up when I had children. Back then, I focused on keeping technology to a minimum on our sailboat … in part because that was the attraction of sailing and cruising, and in part because most complex devices always seemed to need repair and $$$.

    Here’s a photo of my wife Brenda and myself on our boat Brenich back in the mid-1980s.


  • Jacob

    Glad to hear that the arm is doing better. It looks terrible in that photo. Definitely like a break would. shudder.

    If I would have read that book a year and a half ago I may have gone on to try something similar. As it stands I met my wife and don’t know what I’d do without the internet. 🙂 I guess I’d probably be fine with the library though if push came to shove. Maybe we’ll start with a Victory garden and grow from there. 🙂 Nice boat! Never been a fan of getting in the water but I think boats are sweet. From little ones to the big cruisers. There’s something about water travel that can’t be found on land.

  • Brenda

    I learn more about you reading your blogs, then living with you. That picture brings back sweet memories!!

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