Hi, I’m TJ and I’m clumsy.
No, I’m not trying to make light of the battle against alcoholism that so many face, not in the least. But…
Friday afternoon, we went for a “hike” (aka stroll in the woods) at the youth camp my brother runs. I stepped in the only hole on the entire 1.4-mile loop around the lake. Oh, yeah, the hole was covered by leaves but down I go - twisted ankle, sore knee and a minorly sore tailbone. We’re a half-mile from the lodge, so I tried to walk it out and it went well most of the way. Let’s put it this way - compared to my headaches, my ankle was a “walk in the park.”
By Saturday, my tailbone was becoming more and more of a pain. Sunday and Monday even more so. It seems to be slowly getting better today.
Episode #2 About 2 weeks ago, I was getting out of the car and I succeeded in dropping my ipad and cracking the screen. First, you have to understand, that thing is like a baby blanket for me. Waiting to pick up the kids, taking notes after doctor’s appts, the all important Facebook and e-mail and messaging and all of that. I don’t need a really new, really fancy, really big one, but I consider it a portion of my brain. I’ve had an iPad before (an original ipad Mini) and I’ve never had that problem.
So, swallow my pride, go back on ebay and buy another used ipad. I had an ipad 3, they are currently selling 8th generation. I upgraded to an iPad 4th generation. Reminds me of my brother. In 1986, he bought a 1970 VW Beetle. In 2004, he sold that Beetle and upgraded to a 1973 model.
Well, guess what happened while watching a football game. Ipad was on my lap, and I went to get up and it slid off my lap. Crack goes another iPad screen.
Two ipad screens in 2 weeks? In addition, I’ve knocked over my beverage of choice (ice tea) in cups with lids and straws at least a half dozen times.
Am I alone in this? crickets
I have nerve and muscle issues in my left hand, arm and shoulder, so I’m not really surprised. But what do I do to prevent it?
Anyone know of a case for ipads that would protect them better? Like I told my family after I fell, I’ve known that with my balance issues, frankly it was only a matter of time. Just leave it to me to find the only hole on the trail and the only rock to land on my tailbone on. sigh
And on that note, I’m off to go spend some time on New Years Eve at my brother’s house. Wife is a little under the weather, teenagers are at kind of a turbulent peace, so she’s here and I’ll probably knock off early. But rather than wishing you a Happy New Year, I want to wish you all a year full of family peace, quiet understanding, listening medical people and small mountains to step over.