6 stitches later…


It rained a bit here last night. Something like an inch and a half.

The gutter by our outside window got clogged and overflowed all night. This morning, I went out to clean out the drains. Got the first one down (with my 28′ extension ladder). Went to move the ladder, and it torqued out of my hands. When the top hit the ground, it spun the ladder around and whacked me in the ear. I went inside and layed on the floor while Kim applied direct pressure.

So, I got to spend 2 hours in the emergency room, getting my ear stitched up. At least my Nurse Practioner was also a cyclist who had been in France for the tour, so we got to talk cycling while she stitched me up. Unfotunately, the only thing on TV was the Women’s marathon. An hour of running doesn’t make very good TV…

Comments (12)

  1. Mitch Denny says:

    Hope you are feeling better.

  2. Eric,

    Hope you are feeling better. Having had stiches before, and waiting in the emergency room, I know what it is like.

    However, I was watching the women’s marathon that day, and I actually found it to be quite interesting…

    – Nick

  3. Vic Berggren says:

    How about that brutal heat the women had to endure? That was vicious.

  4. Mike says:

    The marathon was good TV. Sorry you couldn’t appreciate it. The stories were interesting and the tactics used by the runners made for a good race.

    It wasn’t much different than watching cycling on TV and Tour De France gets broadcast 23 out of 24 hours a day.

  5. Mac says:

    Interestingly, read that the marathon was scheduled to start later in the day (instead of the usual 6 am) on behest of NBC!