24 May 2016
Adventures in Mowing
Now, if you asked me what horrors might befall me on my lawn mower, I can imagine them. The first time I used it, I got it in a precarious position and I had to get off and find neighbors to come and, quite literally, pull it off a cliff. Then today, it was so wet that going from one area to another got it stuck in the mud -- twice.
But this I did not expect. Today I punctured my eardrum while mowing.
Sitting perfectly still, I have to try about three times to thread a needle. Today, traveling two miles and hour, I managed to thread a pencil-sized tree branch into my ear canal with enough force to rupture my eardrum.
I did finish mowing, but then I went to the doctor who is referring me to ear, nose, and throat guy but in the meantime, he prescribed ear drops.
But my cheesy insurance refused to pay for them. Frankly, I don't blame them as the ear drops were $300. 100 drops for my ear came in at $300. That is $3 a drop. Were they made from baby angel tears? Gold is less. And maybe a drop or two of gold would have fixed the hole in my ear. They gave me eye drops, instead -- for my ear. And neither the angel tears nor the eye drops offer the prospect of regaining my hearing. More later!