Keeping it all together

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On Saturday afternoon my four children happily drudgingly helped me weed the strawberry bed. I was just handing out popsicles to them all when Frugaldad came out of the addition, blood on his hands and dripping down his face, cursing like a sailor and saying something fell on his head. I grabbed some towels, told him to put direct pressure on his head, made a quick call to my sister-in-law down the road, put the kids in the van (half of them hadn't even gotten their popsicles unwrapped), dropped them off at their cousins' house, and took Frugaldad to the urgent care clinic.

What had happened, was he was using a hammer to bang a nail out of a scrap of 2x4 so it wouldn't be dangerous. There was another scrap of 2x4 on top on the framed wall right above him, and the vibrations from the hammer caused the 2x4 on the wall to fall and hit him on the head and cut his scalp. He ended up with staples in his scalp.

not this kind of staples

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not this kind of staples, either

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but the medical kind of staples, and if you want to see a picture of them you'll have to click here. It's kind of yucky. It looks to be healing with no sign of infection, and he had a nasty headache for a couple days, but we consider ourselves lucky.