Monday, August 13, 2012

It's OK to Laugh

     So, I'm going to have to take back what I said last time about us "getting back into a groove of steady work." Steven will be getting to work, of course, but I will pretty much be limited to taking photos and posting updates here for the next six weeks while a fracture in my foot heals. The incident happened at work last Thursday. I have a pretty great job that often allows me to work outside. Our crew has hiked miles through the woods and crossed plenty of logs over creeks, all while carrying a shovel and screen and being under a heat advisory. In my 3+ years of doing this, I've only had the occasional back pain, poison ivy/oak/sumac rash, and a couple instances of (minor) overheating... oh, and the tick fever that one time. Anyway, if I was going to break a bone, I was hoping it would have happened in a situation like this:

     However, I am not coming away from this injury with any cool story whatsoever. Last Thursday I was working indoors and fell down in my own office. Yep. In. My. Own. Office. While sitting at my desk (with my legs crossed) I did not realize that my foot had fallen asleep. I got up to go out of the room, and my right leg just dropped out from under me when I went to take a step. I continued working for about an hour and drove myself home. It wasn't until Steven was home and had his father, a podiatrist, on the phone that it sounded like it was not as minor as I thought. This was my first broken bone and trip to the ER :(

So proud.
     Despite all of this, Steven did make some progress with insulating the crawl space over the weekend. Like most home projects, this required a new tool. Steven found a used .22 caliber powder-actuated tool at A-Z Pawn here in Huntsville. I don't know if there are other pawn shops in town with such a good selection of tools, but Steven has lucked out several times while looking for tools there.

   The "gun" was used to attach the 1/2" polyisocyanurate insulated sheathing to the concrete block walls of the crawl space. Even though a .22 cal shot is used to drive the fastener into the concrete block, it did not sound like gunfire in the house :)


     Steven attached the insulating foam all around the crawl space below the future kitchen. Now, a layer a plastic just needs to be laid across the crawl space floor. Watch out plumbing, we're on our way!


  1. Looks like things are coming along there. Awesome. And...the guy with the glasses....what a goofball. LOL!!!

  2. I hope you will get your groove back soon! Hurray for 1) a new tool and 2) more kitchen progress! :)