Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Boatyard Pedicure

I like to wear sandals. I wear them everywhere, except to bed.

Today I was unbolting chainplates from the boat and I dropped one on my foot. When I drop things on my foot, though, the only thing between the thing I drop and my foot is, well, nothing. A chainplate is 3/8 inch stainless steel 8 inches by about 20 inches long. Maybe 20 or 25 pounds. If you drop one of these on your toe, you'll probably break the toe.

That's where the sandals come in... just tuck an ice cube between the toe and the sandal and keep on working. No sweat.

Put some iodine on it when you get home and don't drop anything else on it for a couple of months. 'Cause that would really hurt.


1st Mate said...

At the same time you were getting your boatyard pedicure, I was getting a pedicure from Juanita at Dog Daze. Mine cost more, but my feet look better.

Chrissy y Keith said...

ah Capt. they are only going to look worse as the days go bye. Epsom Salts will help in the healing process.

MxSailor said...

I guess that proves you don't have to be smart to be tough. I've tried Epsom Salts before, but they fall off when I walk.

Chrissy y Keith said...

Silly goose. You will need to sit still for a while and soak that foot.