Saturday, January 05, 2008

Man or Toddler

Okay, it's been a week since the "match" between my husband and his table saw. In case you are unaware of this match please read the previous post.

Ed is recuperating. We had another ER run on Sunday the day after the accident for major pain meds. The saw did what a saw does..........cut. I will say no more other than he is now in an immobile splint and so far the graft/repair is doing what it is supposed to do. Thank you for all of your prayers and support.

Now on to life with the husband home from work. I left him for a few hours today to attend my local "knit-in" for a little R&R. When I came home he was lying on the couch with the hand (what is left of the hand) on several pillows. Seems he was downstairs assessing the "ring" where the match occured in order to contemplate his next "job". He wants to tear out a wall in the 3rd bedroom for a new closet. What is he talking about? Here is his hand (what is remaining) in an immobile splint and he wants to do construction stuff........again? Anyway, he decided to try to lift a rather heavy box and the hand that is supposed to be immobile, bent causing an undo amount of pain.

I can no longer leave him home alone. I have a 5'11", 190 lb man..........or is that an overgrown toddler who cannot be left alone. I have to fasten his pants, button his shirts, tie his shoes etc. He spilled a glass of sticky ginger ale all over the laminate flooring and he now has an adult size "sippy cup." I'm thinking yards of knitted I-cord would be helpful keeping in a chair.

I will post pics of the knitting that I have managed to get done while "man-sitting".

p.s. You know the song, "I fought the law and the law won" Well my humorous self has been singing, "Ed fought the saw and the saw won." I told you we had to keep our humor.


Bubblesknits said...

Oh...I'm trying not to laugh too hard at the "saw" song (out of respect for Ed), but dang! that's funny! ;-) Glad to hear he's on the mend, though.

Laura Neal said...

Jump ropes work well in keeping men tied to chairs, or at least it works well with tyeing nephews to trees. :)
What is it with men and trying to do something when they are supposed to be taking it easy? I feel for ya! Do they make bibs in his size? You could always get one of those halters and a leash for him and when he tries to move out of your sight, jerk him back!
Have a good one and glad to hear he is getting better.

CDH said...

It is so nice to hear that he is doing better. I-cords to restrain him...hum...Well, that would be a great way to destash!

Caroline, the SockPixie

The_Add_Knitter said...

Ouch! I hope he's on the mend and am certain that his sense of humor will help him prevail!

Karin said...

I'm wincing and smiling at the same time ("Ed fought the saw..."). So glad to hear he's on the mend and hoping that "the comes in 3's" curse is done :)!

monica said...

I think blogger ate my comment ... I hope this is not a duplicate. I hope he behaves well so he will heal quickly.