Scraped and Bruised Shins
Although we had previously moved last weekend, we still had a ton of stuff left at the old place, so yesterday I rented a truck and moved the rest of it out, either to the new house, or my sister's basement. On the very first box I tried to move off the truck, I slipped and fell backwards, first hitting the truck's step with my shins, and then landing on my back in a puddle. Oh yeah, and it was raining too, which may have been why I slipped. I think it aches worse today than it did yesterday.
It hurts to bend my right elbow now. It also hurts to straighten it out. So there you go. This happened when I tried to push a door closed, but my unfamiliarity with the new house caused me to not realize that the door would slow down on the carpet and not actually close all the way, so as I swung back around with a box in my hands, I smashed my elbow pretty freaking hard on the half-open door.
Deep Scratches on My Left Arm
This happened because I moved a box onto a cat and the cat objected into my arm.
Sore Throat and Sniffles
Okay, okay, this is not technically an injury, but I did spend the entire day outside in the rain, and now I am sick. Now, just to be clear, standing out in the cold and rain will not directly cause you to catch a cold, but this conventional wisdom has lasted through the years for a reason. For one thing, water does carry germs, but a more likely scenario is that my body was spending so much energy trying to keep me warm and dry, that it did not have the resources necessary to fight off any colds that might be wandering by. Also, Edward has a cold. So that might be it too.
I know; I should have lifted with my knees, but my knees were sore from the shin smashing, and also from going up and down a long flight of stairs approximately seventeen million times.
See: Strained Back
The good news is, we are done moving. All that is left to do is to go back and give the old place the old once-over and make sure it is all clean and good. And then I am going to take a bath for the next three days. And after that I guess I will have to start unpacking all the junk I just moved in here, but let's not rush anything.