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Carpal Punishment

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After two days of wielding hand tools, I’m paying a price of numbness in my hands. Regardless the prescribed wearing of wrist braces while I sleep, the numbness that morphs into a pain that wakes me in the earliest hours of the morning broke up an otherwise fine sleep last night.

Takes a bit of a toll on the typing, too.

I pushed myself a little beyond my limit yesterday, because I was getting closer by the minute to completing the trench and berm around the round pen, and a storm was building fast on the horizon.

Holy cow, was that a lively thunder-boomer! Delilah was in a constant state of alarm over the flashing and crashing. Wind blew and rain poured, but we were spared the dangerously large hail listed as possible in the warning from the National Weather Service.

We figured it would be an excellent test of our efforts of the last two days, but had no idea whether we were going to be bombarded with epic amounts of water or something reasonable. It seemed last night like it was pouring pretty hard, so we prepared ourselves for any outcome.DSCN3811eCH

Turns out, we were spared any extremes and received a reasonable 1.25 inches overnight. Cyndie took a picture of the minor amount of residual standing water in my new trench outside the round pen. Other than that, things held pretty well.

Good for those things that held. I wish I could say the same for me. I’m finding it hard to hold much of anything today.

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Written by johnwhays

August 23, 2015 at 10:05 am

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  1. Good luck with the carpal tunnel.

    quercuscommunity

    August 23, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    • Thanks. I’ve had pretty good luck so far managing symptoms by prudent attention to activities that irritate the condition.

      johnwhays

      August 23, 2015 at 1:38 pm


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