Wednesday, July 15, 2009

If You're In Your Jammies By 7:30 p.m....

I was quite prepared to have a good evening last night. I had a lot of research I needed to do and couldn't wait to dive in. But good intentions and all that...

My dishwasher wasn't filling with water like it was supposed to, so after fiddling with it for a bit, it started to do its thing. I went back to my bedroom with my bowl of cereal and started looking up things on the Internet. After about five minutes, I realized that the dishwasher was still filling with water - not a good sign.

When I went out to the kitchen to investigate, I realized that there was water on my floor. Of course, in my hurry to get there, I took a step on the linoleum floor at the very same moment I realized there was an inch of water spread across the entire floor.

Down I went. And I landed on my arm and I think my entire body weight fell on it, too. After a few shocked seconds, I realized I was completely soaked, the dishwasher was still running, and I needed to get up before I flooded my entire apartment.

It took me quite awhile to clean up all the water and I used all my towels, so I had to run a load of laundry. By this time, I figured I was wet anyway, so I might as well take a shower and put on my jammies. I also started laughing hysterically at the thought of my fall. I probably jolted my neighbor downstairs!

By the time I got out, my arm started to ache. And it hasn't stopped since.

I don't know if it's broken- all I know is that I can't straighten it out or I get hit with shooting pain. I suppose a trip to the doctor is in order. If it IS broken, it will be my first broken bone. I've had deep bruises and light sprains, but never a broken bone.

The good news? I can still type... *grin*

Edit: The streak continues! It's not broken (though it still hurts!). X-rays showed a perfectly intact bone. Guess it's just a deep bruise on the bone.


  1. Ow, Melissa! I hope it's just a bone bruise. And that your dishwasher is fixed with no hassles. What an evening!

  2. Good grief, what an evening. I do hope it's just a bruise - but perhaps you should get it checked out. Hope it's feeling better now.

  3. Ouch, that sounds painful, and by the sounds of it you really should get a doctor to check that it isn't broken.

    Glad you can still type though!

  4. I'm glad it's not broken, sorry about the bruise, though. Ben and Jerry's has medicinal properties, especially Dublin Mudslide. :-)

  5. Good news, then. I hope it feels better quickly, and that maintenance will take care of your kitchen and dishwasher!

  6. I'm so glad it's not broken! I'm so sorry for your fall and the rotten dishwasher. I'd give it a good kick for you if I lived closer. I hope you feel better soon!

  7. What an adventure! Nothing like the unexpected fix-it problems to eat up time! Glad you didn't break a bone!

  8. So glad it wasn't! What a mess you had to deal with last night, huh? And hey-- I get in my pj's plenty of nights at 7:30!

  9. Holy cow, I hope you're okay! I hate floods. I'm just glad you caught in time before a huge flood happened. Thanks for sharing this! I'm often in my jammies by 7:30... to write and all. :D

  10. Ouch!!!! Glad it's not broken. And that you found out what was going on before the flooding was worse! Have you had the dishwasher checked out?

  11. Thanks for all the good thoughts, everyone.

    Tess, the dishwasher needs a new pump which maintenance is supposed to install today. :-)


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