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Me, Too!

May 15th, 2014 at 06:56 am

I updated my settings, and my blog name and settings disappeared. Just so's you know....

I had quite a day yesterday. Everything was going fine and then, as I was walking at the station I tripped over some rough payment and fell. There was no way to catch myself and I went down hard. And I fell on my knees. It's been my biggest fear....

Luckily, though I have scraped hands and knees, and a bump on my "good" knee, I don't seem to be any worse off. I was so afraid that this would set back my progress on my knee, but so far, so good.

I ruined the shoes I was wearing, however. I scraped off the dark "skin" of the leather, exposing a light, rough patch on the toe and it looks pretty awful. I can wear the shoes around home but not to work any more. And they were only a few weeks old.

I also got some blood on my pants -- hoping it will come out in the wash.

It was a hard day to come to work. Not only am I scraped up, but the weather is cold, windy and rainy. I got in my car to drive to work, but when I neared the station there was a perfect parking place, so I took it as a sign that I should park and ride!

But it's pay day! I paid my bills and transferred $1250 into savings. I deposited a check via smartphone into my credit union account, which puts me in the running for a $500 prize. I wonder how good my odds are?

This afternoon we are having an ice cream social at work. I am guessing they will move it inside. I am still up for ice cream, despite the dreary cold, so I hope they don't cancel!

By the way, if you can't tell -- this is CB!

Oh yes, just remembered -- I applied for and was accepted for a new CitiBank Quicksilver card. $100 reward after $500 spending in three months. Easy peasy.

10 Responses to “Me, Too!”

  1. Wife of the Deacon Says:


    Hi CB! This weather is really dreary. DH had a fight with the youngest (who happens to always be the happiest and most pleasant) about wearing a coat with a hood to the bus stop. Hope that your knee is feeling better and BOO about the shoes. Stay warm and dry! Laura

  2. doingitallwrong Says:

    Sorry about your fall! If you have a health food store nearby, I swear by the homeopathic remedy Arnica Montana (30C) to minimize bruising and swelling; it's great for over-exertion, too.

    Could you use a sharpie to color in the light patch on your shoe? Maybe at least for running errands or low-light situations. I spend most of my work day with my feet under a desk, which is closed in the front, so almost no one ever sees my shoes -- sharpies come in quite handy!

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow, at first I was like "CB is Carolina-bound again??" Wink

    Ugh, sounds like the commute is the worst part of your work day and the biggest incentive to retire!

  4. just a thought Says:

    Would it be worth trying to dye the tip of the shoe back to an appropriate color using show polish (or even a Sharpie of appropriate color)? It might be worth a try to salvage the shoes on the cheap! Sorry about your fall; glad you are okay!

  5. Suzanne Says:

    The absolute best thing for removing blood stains is a spray called Zout. It can even remove blood stains on items that have been through the dryer.

    Suzanne

  6. CB in the City Says:

    I did color the toe with shoe polish, and it's not as noticeable, but the shoe looks weird. Like something has chewed on it. I'll wear them on weekends. Maybe I can hold out just wearing my good black shoes until sandal weather arrives!

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Thanks, Suzanne, that's good to know if the stain doesn't come out.

  8. Looking Forward Says:

    I am glad that you didn't end up more seriously hurt.
    Sending sunny CA thoughts to you - I hope you can feel it. Smile And blood usually comes out of natural fibers very easily or try peroxide first.

  9. bluesfemme Says:

    Oh, CB; I feel your (knee) pain. I hope it's not giving you too much gyp on the stairs!

    I must channel you again, as I have been going the expensive yet convenient drive/walk commute ($31-35/day petrol & parking; 1:10; leave at any time) v the drive/walk/train/walk ($11/day petrol & train; 2:05; train every 10-30 mins). I cut back on other things - but not enough - to stay inside the car.

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry to hear about your fall, but glad you didn't bang up your bad knee.

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