It is amazing how your day can have unexpected twists. I was all set for a nice glass of the red wet stuff and some supper yesterday when the Wilf one went off to cut up some kindling. I was walking the dogs in the light rain that was starting to fall, our neighbour was out for his evening walk and we were passing the time of day when the Wilf waved at me and called.
Somehow over the years of marriage you get to know your partners body language and his said ‘I’ve hurt myself’. I called out to him ‘ambulance or A & E?’ Thankfully the response was ‘A & E’.
I was amazed at what he had done. Whilst cutting the kindling using the circular saw the blade had been loose so he had been using the allen key to tighten it, sadly he hadn’t switched it off at the wall and somehow had switched the saw to the on position. The allen key had somehow rotated into and then embedded itself into the palm of his hand.
We made the 18 mile trip to A & E where over the course of the evening they managed to remove the offending object. Wilf is now feeling rather saw and his right hand is bandaged like a bears paw, with just the tippy, tip of his middle finger poking out of the bandage. The moral of this is always turn the power off at the wall before you tighten, loosen or change anything.
As an amazing co-incidence I had been looking for more eco cleaning tips on the Internetand came across the recommendation to use a bit of milk to remove blood stains, of which there were a few on Wilfs clothes, it seems to work, but I wouldn’t recommend it for anything you cannot then wash in the machine. I am now going to confer with someone who know chemistry and see if he can tell me why.