2016 has been all about bad things happening beyond control or a normal amount of precautions. Lightning struck a tree causing a branch to fall on the only other thing in the wide open yard, daughters’ swingset, washer drum broke off it’s mounts the night before I crucially needed to use it, the flood resulting in sewer backup etc.
But there was one more thing that had to get me before the year was up.
Last Saturday on Christmas Eve, I was bringing some 2-liter bottles down to the downstairs Mancave fridge, when one of them(Diet Coke) ripped from the flimsy Walmart plastic bags and it landed cap down, right on my big toe. Right on the space between the knuckle and the base of the foot. Yes, swelled profusely, turned many shades of purple I didn’t expect it could do, and feels like a break.
To be fair though, was only the second most excruciatingly painful event of the evening. All of my in-laws came over a few hours later.