Friday, November 16, 2007

But I'll Get Back On My Feet Someday

For the last 5 weeks, we have had our good friend and builder, Pete Bowden in the house working on a remodel of the guest bathroom. Starting Monday, we are having visitors from Alaska, Howard Diamond and his son, Jack and we wanted to get the job done before they arrive.

It is ready enough to accommodate them even though there is a little more to be done. Truth be told, I also use it as my bathroom and have been invading Kimberly's lair for over 30 days now. I know she will be happy to get me the hell out of her zone.
I wonder how many other couples each have separate bathrooms?
Does the woman usually get the one off the main bedroom while the male has to use the lesser one in the hall?
Well, I don't care anymore because mine is as good or better than hers...and no friggin' cotton balls anywhere!
But this post isn't about bathrooms.

What happened was this: Pete and I were taking a break. Well, Pete was having his tea time and I was sitting in the kitchen bullshitting with him and having a cup of coffee.

Kimberly had just come back from Yoga and had her shoes off and walked into the leg of a stool in the kitchen.

Now when somebody stubs their toe on the leg of a chair, and we all have, there is always the cry of pain and tears and rubbing and going for ice and sympathy. But Kimberly didn't say a word. in fact, we didn't even know it happened.

Later in the day, she tells me she thinks she broke her toe.

I think she broke her toe, too.

This may affect the tramp we intended to take with Howie and Jack.

Lucky she is a nurse and knows what to do. Also lucky New Zealand has free health care for all so she can get one of those funny shoes if necessary.
But she says that ain't happening.

She already figures to wear an old Birkenstock way before she puts on one of those orthopedic devices.

Also, I notice some of my special pain medication is a little low. As Bob Dylan says,

"No one can get no sleep,
with someone on everyone's toes
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here
Everybody's gonna want a dose."
Even though it is nearly midnight, I am going to use the bathroom. I don't really NEED to, but I will give it a good try because the last thing I want is for Mr. Howard Diamond to be the captain on the the maiden voyage of the HMS New Crapper.


At 11:24 AM, Anonymous robin said...

awesome bathroom! our guest house is almost done - new everything - all smiles. i can believe that Kimberly broke her toe and said nothing - i still remember when she was 'a little rag doll' when both her arms were in casts - found memories for all. hope howie and jack have a blast - robin


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