Saturday, November 16, 2019



Yeah, they are not good.
We are going into town today to see if we can find some sort of brace, for me right thumb in particular.
And I will be making a doctor's appointment to get it looked at.

I can't believe how rapidly the pain has kicked in, 4-5 months ago I had no pain in my thumbs at all.
Now?  All day every day, and god help me if I try to pick up anything even slightly heavy.
Even a tin of spaghetti causes pain!  Grrr.

Not sure what else we will get up to in town... but I think a nice walk around the lake or somewhere similar would be a nice change.
We may even go for a walk in our 'new' neighbourhood.... well almost our new neighbourhood.  *smiles*

ABOVE:  I saw this on Facebook last night, it really made me laugh.  Imagine if that happened!

And... that's it from me for now.  Catch ya later, have a nice day.


2.30 pm:  And we ended up with quite a list of things to do in Hamilton.
First up, we checked out the new neighbourhood... and went for our first walk there.

ABOVE:  Stew striding it out... to his new 'local', where he will no doubt end up most Friday nights with his mates.  There he is checking it out ... he can't wait!  And he can walk there from our home easily.  No worries about drink driving.

After that we went and bought some weedkiller for here and the Hamilton house.  We anticipate LOTS of weeds will have grown at the new house by the time we take ownership, going on how they presented it for sale.  (it sadly seemed quite neglected in places)

ABOVE:  Down this side of the house was in a rather shabby condition.  I can't wait to get stuck into it and tidy it up.
And I HATE weeding!  But I like my gardens/yard to look nice, so it's a necessary evil.

We had a nice lunch at the mall, then went to a chemist to look at thumb braces.  There were two to choose from, but neither seemed to support the sore bits, so we decided to wait until I've seen the Dr to get what she recommends.

We then grabbed a few groceries and came home.

It's a funny sorta day, cloudy and cool one minute, then fine and friggin hot the next.  Either way, I'm staying indoors and having a break now.

Can't do much till I get more boxes now.

 ABOVE: I had the bright idea of taking two of the railway sleepers from this corner garden with us.  One to attach our number '5' to by our letterbox.  And the other for the pond edge by the front door.

So Stew dutifully got them out... and went to drop some big rocks in their place.

All was going well till he dropped the second rock in place... and well... he did this:

ABOVE:  Yep.  Crushed it between the house bricks and the rock.  I instantly went inside and got crushed ice ready.  He's now sitting down, panadol on board, and his digit in ice.  Massive ouchy.  He's gunna lose that fingernail for sure.

ABOVE: Only consolation?  The sleepers are in the trailer and the rocks are in place.  Job done.

9.40 pm:  Dinner is over, been watching some TV.  Stew's finger is oozing, but he can touch it without jumping out of his skin.  He says it's numb... so either it's OK, or it's not.  Time will tell.
If he thinks it's still OK in the morning, I expect he will not bother going to the Doctor.  Not much they can do if it's broken anyway right?

Time to sign off for the day.  Catch ya tomorrow.


  1. Kiwionholidays4:04 PM

    Ouch that finger looks sore, time poor atm but keeping up with your interesting blog
    Cheers kiwionholidays

  2. Get his finger xrayed just in case he’s crushed the end of the bone. He will need antibiotics to keep any infection from getting into the bone.
    And yip he’s gonna lose that nail.
    Hope he’s got lots of Panadol poor tbing

  3. Ouch!! Poor Stew!

  4. Anonymous7:02 PM

    Oh Pop 😔 that sure looks blood sore, hope your finger tip is not broken xx

    1. I bet it will be broken.. That's what gordys finger looked like..

  5. So you start your post with a sore thumb and end with one heck of a sore finger!! Ouch. That really looks sore.

  6. Anonymous8:19 PM

    Ouch Stew. Definitely get that checked out. When you do a job you do it well.

  7. Omg owwwwww. That looks so sore. Hope he can sleep ok 👆

  8. Oh NO! BOTH of you with sore fingers! And right before a move!!! I hope both of you heal quickly !

  9. Oh man that looks horrible. Poor guy!


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