Sunday, September 28, 2008

Vince falling through ceiling = BAD

So, as the title of this post suggests, Vince fell through the ceiling yesterday evening. He was working in the attic crawl space, preparing to lay down some flooring to make more room for storage. At the moment there is nothing but the joists, plus the plaster and lathe that make up the ceiling of the room below. So he was up there balancing on the joists when he fell through the joists, through the plaster and lathe, to the linoleum floor of the room nine feet below. I had a steel patio chair set up in the middle of the room with my laptop sitting on top of it so I could sit in my corner chair and watch Heroes. At the time though, I was sitting out on the porch. Vince landed on the steel chair and hit it so hard that the two back legs bent out at a ninety-degree angle. Amazingly, he didn't break anything on himself. He has some terrible bruising and scrapes under both arms where he must have hit falling through the ceiling, and a deep cut on his chin, which got six stitches. Thank god nothing worse happened. Unfortunately the room is a big mess now, and all my stuff is covered in a layer of plaster dust. Fortunately, my laptop still works too. A testament to the durability of Dell laptops. :) I will post pictures later today or tomorrow.

In other news, I began learning Spanish using a free online course called Spanish Steps. It's fun, I'm really enjoying it. I also sorted through my clothes and I'm getting rid of a fair amount of stuff - enough to allow me to fit all my clothing in my dresser. I'll probably donate it to the Veteran's, hopefully someone can use it more than I can. Unfortunately, the pile was in the parlor, where Vince fell, so it's all covered in plaster. :) Oh well. Catch you next time!

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