Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Photo A Day [92-94]

This week's theme is vivid, chosen in order to combat the winter blahs.

Day 92

Day 93

Today I departed from the theme so I can share with you the touching story of how I almost killed my husband on Monday. We have a trap door to our basement, seen below, and after a fuse blew I went to the basement to fix it. As usual, our headstrong cat followed me down there and refused to come back up when I called. My husband usually shuts the door on her but I felt bad after we'd been away from her for a week so I left it open. I mentioned it to my husband but by the time he went downstairs (without turning the light on, I should mention) he'd clearly forgotten. This is evidenced by the fact that he stepped right into the open chasm in the floor, fell about eight feet straight down with a little aid from the steep wooden stairs, and squashed flat a bag of Christmas wine glasses I'd had sitting at the bottom of the stairs. The doctor says he's lucky he didn't die, which is just what any wife loves to hear. Aside from some nasty bruises, scrapes and cuts, and some shoulder pain he's more or less OK. Needless to say, when I went downstairs this evening I shut the door even though the cat was, once again, refusing to come upstairs.

This is only about 2/3 of the staircase

Day 94


Mim Smith Faro said...

Ack! How scary! Glad he is basically okay after such a fall.

Lisa said...

OMG, how scary! That could have been very serious! He's so lucky he's ok!

Baye said...

Too scary. I'm so glad he's okay.

Cats are resilient creatures that enjoy hiding for long periods of time. I'm sure she or he is perfectly content downstairs.

Bree said...

Holy cow! I'm so glad he's (relatively) okay & didn't break anything. We had stairs similar to that in the house I grew up in, only our stairs weren't as steep, and I can't imagine how horrible it would be to step into that opening unknowingly & fall like that. Take good care of him!

Bella said...

Ahhh, oh man, I can practically feel the pain, brings back HORRIBLE memories from when I tripped and fell down some stairs, and sprained my ankle so bad, it sweeled the size of a grapefruit, at 2am, thank goodness my brother just happened to be there and took me screaming to the ER. I will never forget the pain, oh man, and it was carpet, and only my ankle, YIKES. He is lucky for sure. WOWWW!!!