April 23

Saturday, April 23 — In at 7, a familiar Mooney on the ramp. Gathered things to take to employer and worked in the Magazines Room for about an hour, making good progress. Work went fine — god along with owner, great, brought my lunch, culled many articles from discarded magazines. Talked with a few customers, all nice people. Then about 12:30 I TRIPPED on a power cord that was NOT TAPED SECURELY to the carpet and FELL AT FULL-STRIDE ARRESTED FORCE FULLY ONTO MY CHEST. The floor hit me like a brick wall at 5 mph. Bloodied my head a little about my nose and bent my nose piece on my glasses and knocked a tooth out of my partial lower dental plate. MUST take that to dentist for repair or a new partial lower plate. Ditto my glasses because they don’t fit right, now. My entire body above legs is in pain as though it’s been bruised all over internally. Fortunately no loss of consciousness. But every time I try to inhale more than a little it hurts. Slight dullness in the head; not real pain, but it feels foggy up there.  Can’t lift two  magazines without feeling it. Even so, I continued to work the rest of the day. Back to airport was very tired. Napped with head on upstairs work table an hour. It helped a little. Back to office and worked on donated magazines. Departed for home at 6:30 to clean up to attend a classical guitar concert. Overall rating for the day, an honest C-minus.

About Job Conger

I am a freelance aviation, business and tourism writer, poet, songwriter. My journalism appears regularly in Springfield Business Journal and Illinois Times. I am author of Springfield Aviation from Arcadia Publishing and available everywhere. As founder/director of AeroKnow Museum (AKM) and a volunteer with American Aviation Historical Society (AAHS), I created this blog to share news about AKM activity and aviation history.
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