I was working intently on my iMac late last night when there was a knock on the door. I immediately sensed danger. I opened the door to see my neighbor bleeding heavily from his hand. The blood was running thickly down his arm and he was holding a rather large piece of skin and flesh onto his hand.

As if from a British comedy, he said “I’m really sorry to bother you, but I seem to have cut my hand. Can you help me?”

Always ready with my medic skills, I took him in, grabbed the wound with pressure and proceeded to fashion a make-shift field dressing. I wrapped the dressing tighly with 3M packaging tape (about 100lbs of pressure) and the bleeding ceased. Codi got him 2 Extra Strength Tylenol (for emergency use only) because we all knew that the hand was going to hurt like mad in a little while.

We made sure there wasn’t too much blood loss for our neighbor to drive. In a flash, he was off to the ER for stitches. Codi Windexed the entire kitchen. I washed my hands of blood and went back to writing code.

How’s that for an exciting interlude?!

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