Monday, February 20, 2012

The Waiting Game

Oh yes, waiting is a bucket full of joy.

Waiting for the playfield.
Waiting for my thumb to heal.
Waiting for the snow to disappear.
Waiting for summer.
Waiting to play pinball!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thumbs of War

Got a little feedback from the woodshop today.
It turns out they are really busy doing 'regular work' but have gotten a little on and off programming done on my playfield. Hopefully they'll be able to finalize it during the next week.
Better late than never, I guess.

My thumb has been busy being stitched up today. I got a bit carried away during some knifing and put the blade right into my thumb and effectively split my thumb in two. Shortly after the picture was taken the two skin-halves of the thumb slid apart and revealed ... something. Nasty.

1) Do not confuse the rather clean image above with how it actually looked. There was a LOT of blood and in the picture they had just taken of the bandage and cleaned up the thumb before actually stitching. I had to take a picture for the blog before letting them fix me, of course! A similar turn of events can be found here.
I guess I should be grateful that it was just a knife - not a electric saw or any other powertool...

Lesson learned - again. Always cut AWAY from your body, no matter how little you're going to cut or whatever.

2) Update 2012-03-06, mostly healed up! It's more clear in this picture where the thumb was split. Yikes!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The long hours...

Still waiting for my playfield from the woodshop.
Agonizing wait!