As you know I've been building a garden wall and am almost done. The wall is built, now comes the smooth coating and then the paint.
Not bad I hear you say. I'm now building a barbecue. More blocks and cement.
I am paying a heavy price for my endeavours though. Last week I managed to hit my left thumb with a hammer - big bruise- luckily didn't affect my guitar playing as it is the thumb that rests behind the neck of the guitar. I was very happy with that - of all my fingers and thumbs the least important one got whacked. But two days ago the situation changed for the worse when, again with the dreaded hammer, I managed to smash my left index finger.
Now that is some serious shit. That is an important finger and I'm supposed to be playing tonight. I can't even bend the thing. It's stiff, swollen and sore as hell. What am I to do? I don't get sick pay. No play no dough.
I do a one man acoustic show - no backing tracks - and I doubt it very much if said finger is going to surprise me and heal by tonight. I'm taking loads of Ibuprofen and keeping my good fingers crossed.
I've decided to change plans for future building projects. I shall number each finger with a yellow felt-tip, in order of importance. It will be the order of damage with number one being the least important, number ten the most and so on. I think it's a good idea! It will be a constant reminder.
As you can see it started well with number one being the first victim but then it all went wrong - straight to number ten. How unlucky is that? If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all!
Now I understand what it must be like for a prostitute with a sore muff!
PS. By the way, number three finger suffered only a scrape, in case you're wondering.