Had a little mishap in the shop today. I was working with the router, making hive parts. I'll send a pic of my handiwork later. Anyhoo, as I'm running 3/4" X 3/4" strips through the router, I was nearly halfway done, and the nice, sharp, flying, spinning, shiny router bit grabbed the piece out of my hand just as I began pressing downward. My now-vulnerable fingertip (of my right hand) was now firmly applied to the above described running router bit blades. Since I am blessed with the dazzling reflexes of an arthritic tree sloth, I did not manage to come away unscathed. My finger got...well...hurt? CUT? nicked? Ah yes, SHREDDED is the word. ;-) Yeah, well, I got the equipment shut down and yelled at my little brother to bring my MP3 player inside and I left the shop, leaving a trail of precious life-supporting DNA, all the way to the house. I yelled some nonsense about needing to go to the hospital or get stitched up. Well, we got myself somwhat cleaned up and rinsed up/out, with cold water, peroxide and all, and finally got a good look at it. HEY!!! Not so bad, but still worthy of at least my slightest attentions. It hurt. Ouch. Ah well. Just a finger...still have 9 whole ones left. So it was still bleeding a bit, and we have a home remedy to stop bleeding...pack the wound with cayenne pepper powder. And it does work, for those possible skeptics. It'll burn a little at first, but soon subsides and all is well. So I plunged my unfortunate, now less-than-dextrous, fingerous extremity into a bowl that contained a generous amount of wonderful healing cayenne. I was smartly holding it at nearly face level, and, after dipping and packing it in, proceeded to give my finger (bowl of pepper still at same position) a mightily generous puff to get rid of excess pepper powder. ***MISTAKE!*** Most of the remaining pepper from the bowl blew directly into my eyes!!! Well, I thought nearly losing a finger was bad, but this was 100 times worse, seriously. Kinda forgot about my finger. I, well, didn't react too greatly, mildly, painlessly, whatever. The next moments on earth seemd to be my last. Scenes of my life flashed before me...well, all that to say, be careful!
And yes, this all actually happened to ME, within the last 2 hours.