Saturday, September 15, 2007

That Just Burns Me!

Yesterday at work, I was helping a buddy with some soldering he needed done on a handicap door switch. It had been a long time since anybody used the soldering iron I needed. Like a dummy, I picked it up and ran my fingers down the length of the iron. Big mistake. Some Bozo left it plugged in. Smoke rolled off the iron, and I felt that burning sensation aross the tips of 2 fingers and a thumb. Boy, did I feel stupid! I took proper immediate action and ran cold water over my little fingers for about 15 minutes or so to remove the heat before it got too deep. So far, no blistering or anything - and I can still type just fine! :)

Update - Monday, 17 September 2007
Fingers are doing great. I never got any blisters or anything. Healed up really good. All it took was a little first aid - running cold water over them right away. The cold water or ice treatment is not to be trivialized. It works!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sea Of Flags

Sea Of Flags
Originally uploaded by HighPlainsDox
A memorial was held where I work today. One flag for each victim created a sea of red, white, and blue. The names of each victim is under each flag. It brings a sense of magnitude seeing all of them n one place like this. This is a small section of the sea. May they rest in peace, and may we never forget.

Sunday, September 09, 2007