Blood Brought the Ants
But I had developed a cold by Friday evening.
Saturday was not much better so went along to Dunrossil drive with the tea making equipment, with no expectations of running.
But witnessed the course record of so many years broken by Martin Dent, third in the City to Surf 2006.
Sunday was the Vets handicap so went along again with the timing equipment and instructed the time keepers and other officials on some of their duties.
Decided, on good advice not to run, so helped with time keeping.
Sunday afternoon was glorious, so went out in the backyard to prune our plum tree, which is just starting to bud.
Used the pruners, and then collected the pruning saw.
Was climbing the steps to the garden, and tripped. Hit the left shin on the brickwork and let out an expletive - it hurt.
Then several seconds later, noticed blood streaming from the shin, the skin was broken in two places, and socks became soaked very quickly.
Applied a hanky and tried to stop the flow, but only served to soak the hanky.
Called for larger cloth by knocking on the window, there was too much blood flowing to go inside myself.
The hanky was discarded onto the grass, and immediately inundated by ants.
And they inundated the numerous blood drops on the concrete.
So cloth was brought out and applied, and eventually the blood stopped flowing.
A couple of bandages were applied and I came inside, and put the leg up to rest, while watching the footy for the rest of the afternoon.
Have not yet completed the pruning, but will compete in the Mt Ainslie Run Up tomorrow.
Will remove the bandage today, and put on a new one.
Hope the cold can be beaten soon.
Fuelled by bananas.
Until Next Time