RedheadedMedStd 35F
1734 posts
4/25/2006 9:35 pm

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4/26/2006 8:29 pm


So today I was in a very determined mood. Among other things, my apartment is lacking some screens. Normally this wouldn't bother me as Lizzie and Moe are not apt to flying out open panes of glass. But the bugs become such a pain I was determined not to have to sweep up 500 mosquito corpses a week and shoo out 10 flies a week, no matter how amusing Moe finds them as live toys.

So the wheels in my brain start to turn. I decide to creep in next door to the boys old apartment and see if their apartment would willingly give up any screens for me and Greg. My apartment building was built in the 1930's and has the oldest elevator in all of the city of Lakewood. Go figure how easy these screens are gonna be to locate unmangled, let alone install.

I happen to find what I need in short order as the boys left the apartment in appalling condition, I seemed to have ESP when locating stuff in there that is mine, or that I want. I proceeded to wrestle with 3 or 4 sets of 1930's screens for a matter of several hours, trying to get them to open and close the way I want them to (rather easily, without feeling like I was gonna hurt myself when the metal finally did relent).

These are the type of screens that fit over screws in the windows and have to be hammered down in order to secure them. I was proud of myself, I only hit one finger once in 2 and a half hours of being "handy" (pun intended). So after the rush of competancy, I decide to take out the overflowing trash.

I noticed the "gas room" door (it holds all the gas meters) was ajar. I went in and after poking around in relative darkness went upstairs to collect my nosey puppy and a flashlight. You will never guess what the RedHeaded explorer discovered. Storage units! Tons of them with stuff in them with the locks looking new, but half the lockers unused. It looked like the owners of the building were storing stuff there, but then again, some of those Christmas lights were dangerously dusty.

I have a key to the room given to me by the former building manager so I wasn't breaking and entering. After snooping sufficiently, opening and shutting as many doors as I could, I prepared to leave when I noticed a door I had left open. So me being the good snoop I am, went to shut it and damnit if I didn't get the biggest fuckin' splinter in my right palm I have had in a long time!

I spent the next 45 mins. removing the splinter from my right hand, and soaking my left forefinger in hot water to relax away the soreness. So my right hand has a mini-crater in it from digging out the wood that implanted itself there, and my left pointer finger is an interesting shade of purple, black, and navy.



rm_SunnyD54 61F
94 posts
4/25/2006 9:46 pm

Thats awful. I hope you were able to treat your self doctor. Or do you need a good nurse?

WoundFossaTinge 39M

4/26/2006 12:35 am

Oh honey, that is awful, get that purple, black navy finger looked at. Also, congrats on the find. Good snooping around.

dasher121 37M

4/26/2006 3:52 am

aww, poor thing. The Dude is sending you good vibes from his way. Oh, and a catalog with some cheap but nice NEW screens to use hahahaha

n0tatalker 40M

4/26/2006 11:00 am

y0ur first surgery!!! I am s0 pr0ud of you!

RedheadedMedStd 35F

4/26/2006 8:29 pm

GFG2525: You are so cute!!!!

I wanted to include his comment since I double-posted yesterday and deleted the other one. Oops!

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