Monday, November 28, 2011


I got a call just before lunch today from Delaney. It’s never good when I see the school’s phone number on my phone, and I was wondering what was up.

“Dad, I burned my finger on the soldering iron.”

He sounded good, and when I questioned him, it didn’t seem too bad as the nurse had sent him back to class with ice, but he was struggling a bit with the injury. It blistered, and I know that I’d struggle to concentrate if it happened to me, so I said I’d come get him.

I took some burn cream (silver sulfate) and a burn bandage with some ice and drove down. He was doing OK, he’d eaten, and had another class, and it didn’t look too bad, but there’s a nice 2-3cm burn blister on the left thumb. I covered it with cream and a bandage and put him in the car. I had a couple errands to run, and as I came out of the ranch store, he was out asleep.

Going back to school this week after a week off is tough.

I finished my errands, got lunch, and he was still out. He came home and I sent him to bed, to try and get him back on a good schedule. We’ll see if he makes tennis tonight.

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