Oh Grand Jeep Cherokee, you may have won the battle, but the war is far from over.
Normally, the clavicle actually meets up evenly with the rest of your shoulder. This is called an AC separation:
Rib’s aren’t supposed to zig-zag. However, my ribs proved stronger than its side view mirror – the mirror was torn off in the impact, while I still have my ribs inside me.
And, this one’s a little harder to see. That black line between my lung and my chest wall – that’s air. Air’s supposed to be inside your lung, not next to it. That’s called a pneumothorax, and it’s caused by one of my broken ribs poking a small hole in my left lung.
Any guesses for the number of zeros in the ER bill? I got treated right there at Stanford.
Couch surfing happens to all of us. You’ve got a week or two, and nowhere to stay. Now what if you’ve got a month or two? Well… ask your buddy if you can live in his/her storage space.
I just spent the last two months killing time between a job and a school, so I crashed in my buddy’s ( b – u – d – d – y ) storage space. Here’s my set up, with all the essentials (sleep, clothes, music, internet):
A few thoughts of wisdom to those considering or just beginning their own personal Storage Space Journey….
- Hot Dog Style
This is like step zero in cold-weather couch surfing. You are much warmer on a couch with blankets both below and above you. So when you make your bed and put you blankets out, think ‘bun’. Then when you get into bed, think ‘hot dog’.
- Let There Be Light
If it’s easy, knock out some wall and put in a ‘window’. It gets depressing if you have no light. If you see other holes in the wall, fill them with something or you may get small stray animals joining you at night looking for a ‘warm’ place.
- Water Flows (Gushes) Downhill
If the weather goes bad, you’ve got to be prepared. Remember that water will flow downhill, and pool under your stuff. Assuming you don’t anticipate more than 2″ of running water, just put all your furniture on 2×4s. Remember to keep electronics off the floor! Internets and water don’t play well together.
And… when your Storage Space Journey is complete, make sure to pay homage to your buddy.