A character in a book I recently read says “Oh, Calamity!” all the time and it’s managed it wedge itself into my brain. It also perfectly describes the series of unfortunate events that have been going on over the last few days.
Less than 8 hours after getting stitches removed from my arm (another mole removal procedure) the “healed” wound burst back open leaving a hole the size of a quarter in my arm of semi-healed skin. It was really painful and I was terrified that I was going to get a terrible scar from it. There was some very panicked and tear-inducing patching up that occurred in the pharmacy car park with butterfly closures and tape followed by a trip back to the dermatologist first thing the following morning. She said that re-stitching it would cause an even bigger scar and that the best thing I could do was continue to keep it taped as closely together as possible. That was all going fine until last night when removal of a section of tape caused a massive blister to burst……turns out I’m allergic to the tape. So now I have two painful wounds on my arm and knitting is extremely painful (so is work….but I’m more upset about the knitting part!)….oh, calamity indeed!
In addition to my arm being busted up, poor Kathy was feeling under the weather and little Boomer picked up a skin infection from a horrible combination of insect bites and humid muggy weather. As Kathy was attempting to sleep off her virus and I was at the dermatologist the roof started leaking through the light fixture! Excellent stuff…..turns out the tree branch that fell a few weeks back did indeed damage the roof…..landlord was delighted with that phone call.
But, I’ll bet he was even more delighted when I called him on Sunday morning to tell him that yet another tree branch had fallen. This time it was a neighbour’s tree that had fallen across our front yard at 5am on Sunday morning. Thankfully it didn’t so any damage to the house or our car but it did scare the bejaysus out of me! At least some good will come out of it….the landlord and the neighbor are now planning on clearing out the trees and overhanging branches so that it shouldn’t happen again.
Now for a quiet week please!