Monday, March 19, 2007

Ouch!


So, I got a good crack to the head from a sledgehammer today. DIdn't hurt really at first until I got up from the crouched position I was in. Then my body felt a pleasant euphoria...not really good, but not painful. I'm ok, the bump hurts, I'd give a pic but the ones I took don't show up well. Anyways, when your head is 6 inches away from a swinging sledge, make sure there is no animosity between you and the operator. Not that there was...or was there? He did crack my skull pretty good....good thing I have a very thick skull.

4 comments:

Kelsey said...

Oh my gosh! How do you have such bad luck?

Abominable's Main Squeeze said...

Wait till you hear dad's story! (You're your dad's son.) How's that for a tease :-)

Abominable Snowman said...

Yes, the abominable's main squeeze has a point. To be brief, let's just say I was asleep at the switch the other day.

On Monday the crowds were light at Mammoth. I was preparing to ride chair 23 to the top of the mountain. No one else was in line so I skied out to take the lift up. I half-conciously looked to my left for the next chair while being more focused on looking up at the mountain. For some reason I focused on the chair that was one behind the one that would actually pick me up and take me to the top.

Big mistake!! I can only say I was thankful to have a helmet on. When the chair immediatley behind me swept in to pick me up I was not expecting it at all. It caught me totally by surprise! The result was that I was standing to my full hight not expecting to sit down quiet yet.

The top bar of the lift wacked me, and I mean WACKED me, right smack in the back of the head!! What a jolt! Miraculously, I simpley collapsed onto the chair as if nothing had happened (I actually saw some stars that may not have been in the heavens). After I shook it off, I was fine. From a distance it probably looked like nothing had happened.

When I checked my helmet, I found a nice crease that could have been my skull! I am a believer in wearing a helmet, and not always for the obvious reasons.

Anyway, I can relate and hope your head is feeling better!

Christina said...

Oh my heck!!! Gee, and I thought being blowen off a big rig was bad. My back broke my fall...sorta. It was parked by the way. Or I'd prob be road kill right now. We just had a east canyon wind come through and I guess I made the wind gods mad or something. I hope your head feels better. :)