On July 5th, shortly after I returned from a trip to MN to scatter my dad's ashes, I posted about our storefront window being broken out. Someone just tossed a big rock through it. They didn't even take anything. I don't know why - but somehow that's even more frustrating since it was just so senseless. But basically - thems the breaks (ha-ha!) when you're a small business owner. We took it in stride and had a little sale to try and offset some of the cost. People were really responsive. We raised about $650 in a weekend. We got the window fixed and moved on with life. "IT COULD BE WORSE" I said. Famous last words.
Well, it got worse. On Sunday, July 7th, I stood up from the couch where I had been sitting and suddenly I couldn't move. I was having such intense back pain that I could barely make it to my phone to tell Doug (Mr. Gale -- the baby in our Ugly Baby logo!) that I needed to go to the hospital. My legs and toes were going numb. Somehow I made it to the car and then spent way too long trying to bend enough to even get inside. I ended up in the back - sort of 1/2 laying down and 1/2 sitting. It was a rough ride.
Let's fast forward a bit. I spent four days in the hospital trying to get to a point where I could walk again. It was a real ordeal. I couldn't wipe my own butt so I resolved early on not to poop the entire time I was there. Spoiler alert: I made it! Barely! But I made it! Grilled cheese was the answer! Now I have the fanciest bidet on the market. It pulsates. It oscillates. It has front and back streams. It has warm water. It has a dryer. It has a remote control where you can program two people's favorite settings. AS YOU APPROACH THE TOILET IT SENSES YOU AND DOES A PRE-SPRAY IN THE BOWL SO YOUR POOP DOESN'T STICK TO IT. I mean. It's like the real deal. It's the bidet I deserve and I'm going to keep it long after I am able to reach my butt again. I also have a walker but it has way less cool features.
I've been recovering at home this week and just trying to take it easy. Every day I feel a little better and I keep telling myself the same thing the nurses told me "This is only temporary." Because it is. I'm sure I'll be all ready to go once Seattle's only nice weather is gone for another 8 months. Oh well. There will be another summer.
I'll say it again. Even though the universe seems to be taking this as a challenge. "IT COULD BE WORSE."
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