Sunday, October 4, 2009


I have told y'all before about my old black lab Midnight. You know...the finest, smartest animal to ever live. You remember, the raaaaaaacist black gal that hated black folks & Jehovah's Witnesses...and REALLY hated black Jehovah's Witnesses. Yeah, that Midnight.

Actually, I got some pretty funny comments on that post from a Jehovah Witness. He seemed like a good chap, and I enjoyed his humor about the whole deal. But I digress.

Midnight was without fault as a pet. Well, almost. She dug holes. I tried everything, but nothing would stop her. Yet she received grace from her master on that, because she was such a fine animal. Over the years, I have filled in most of them with dirt from other parts of the estate, but one or two remain.

Yesterday as I was just finishing up mowing ahead of college football, I stepped on the edge of one of the remaining Midnight holes, and felt something go "snap." I did not really feel any pain, so I shrugged it off, and finished up mowing. By the time I got finished with the blower about 20 minutes later, the pain had commenced.

I limped up the steps to the porch, removed my grass-cuttin' shoes, and saw a goose egg rising rapidly. I'm pretty sure I have a broken bone in the right side of my right foot. It is not as swollen this morning, but is beginning to discolor, and is much more painful than when I went to bed last night.

I would take a picture of it, so y'all could enjoy it right along with me, but I don't want to gross nobody out on the Lord's Day.

Dangit! I've got too much going on to have a bum wheel...and the pain has really put me in a cross mood! If I don't seem my normal, jovial self for the next little while, don't worry. It ain't y'all, it's me...

Maybe it ain't really broken. I'll report back if it's better manana.


  1. Ouch!

    I cut down some trees yesterday and pulled my back. I can hardly move. I hate being old...

  2. Oh man...sorry Cosmic. Yeah, being old sucks.

  3. I hope you're going to get your foot X-rayed. One of the worst parts of aging is getting arthritis in injuries that were not treated properly.

  4. Thanks for not posting a pic... and for freak sakes man, go see a doc.

  5. OUCH!!!!!

    You been to the emergency room and waited for less than 3 days (since this ain't Canada) to get that cast on yet?

  6. Andy,
    Listen to what Patrick said! I blew out a knee stepping in a hole at a fire years ago. Arthritis.....BAD! BTW, I think you're about 5 months older than I am. Still trying to do stuff I did when I was 25. Still can, just hurts more for longer!

  7. Didn't you just mention is a previous post that you hadn't been to a doctor in 20 years?


    Go now, bro!

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