Right beside the stairs at paintbox where I work there’s a small depression in the floor, I don’t think a lot about it to be honest besides those times I happen to put my foot in it. Every time I do so I think I really need to get it fixed but there is always something else more urgent that need to be fixed so I forget it in a minute or two. Normally it’s my heel that hits it so nothing ever really happens.
Yesterday however I hit it with the side of the front of my foot and lots happened 🙂 I sprained my ankle pretty bad and had huge problems walking at all. Of course we don’t have anything cold to put on a sprained ankle so instead I walked (read limped) around as much as I could to get the circulation working in my foot again. It did still hurt when I was driving home but it did feel much better so I thought that I wouldn’t have any problems going to work today.
I stopped by my mailbox to get my mail and there is this rather big pothole where I usually stop the car and I was pretty sure I had passed it by a few yards or so. I hadn’t 🙂 So the first thing I do when I get out of the car it to sprain my ankle again 🙂 It wasn’t out of joy I shouted out loud 🙂 It didn’t hurt much more when I walked though so I still thought I would go to work this morning.
I had bought a new headlamp because I just can’t find my flashlight, I know I had it in my pocket when I drove from work the other day but after that it is gone. Since Albin has all this energy I thought we should take at least a short walk before we all get fed so out we went. A misty rain had started to fall so my glasses were quickly covered in it and the new lamp blinded me as well, I guess I need to have some kind of peaked cap so the light won’t reach my eyes. Anyway, because of the rain and the lamp I missed a stone in the middle of the road and naturally I walked on it with my bad foot 🙂
It hurt so bad that I at that moment thought it would be nice if I just died right now 🙂 🙂 It took a bit longer to walk back home again 🙂 This morning my ankle was a bit swollen and very stiff and I can walk very slowly as long as the surface is very smooth. I do a lot of fast walking and a bit of jumping when I clean the paint box and if I’m at the neighbor factory I stand still a lot often leaning on my right leg I thought it would be rather stupid to go to work today. Plus it is really hard to brake while driving with an ankle that hurts a lot 🙂
I’ll take care of my foot all day long and hopefully I can go to work tomorrow again. I wash the paintbox walls every Friday morning and nobody else will do it if I don’t. I stop working at noon so it will be just a few hours. If it hurts too much I can always try to get home again.
Have a great day!